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US v. Sanchez, 09-2666

Conviction and sentence of an El Salvadoran national and citizen is affirmed as, defendant's claim that the district court abused its discretion by preventing him from arguing during closing that he was never properly removed from the U.S. because he was sent to the wrong country is rejected as the district court correctly determined at the hearing held during trial that the location to which defendant was removed is irrelevant to the ultimate determination of whether he violated 8 U.S.C. section 1326(a), for illegal reentry.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 03/30/2010
  • Decided 04/28/2010
  • Published 04/28/2010


  • TINDER, Circuit Judge., Before POSNER, ROVNER, and TINDER, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Seventh Circuit


  • For Appellees:
  • Michael T. Sterling, Office of the United States Attorney, Chicago, IL, for Plaintiff-Appellee., James D. Tunick, Law Offices of James D. Tunick, Chicago, IL, for Defendant-Appellant.
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