United States Eighth Circuit

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US v. SANTOS, 00-1615

While admission of alien defendant's confession violated Article 36 of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, it was harmless error in light of the overwhelming evidence of defendant's guilt and his failure to seek notification 5 months prior to trial.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 12/27/2000
  • Published 12/27/2000


  • WOLLMAN, Chief Judge., Before WOLLMAN, Chief Judge, LAY, and BEAM, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Eighth Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Joseph Margulies, argued, Minneapolis, MN, for Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Rachel K. Paulose, argued, Minneapolis, MN (James E. Lackner, on the brief), for Appellee.