720 Fed.Appx. 329 (9th Cir. 2017), 15-50101, United States v. Chong

Docket Nº:15-50101, 15-50231
Citation:720 Fed.Appx. 329
Party Name:UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. HARSON CHONG, Defendant-Appellant. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. TAC TRAN, Defendant-Appellant.
Attorney:For United States of America, Plaintiff - Appellee (15-50101, 15-50231): L. Ashley Aull, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Ellen Elizabeth Lansden, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Rosalind Wang, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Office of the U.S. Attorney, Los Angeles, CA. For Harson Chong, Defendant - Appellant (15-501...
Judge Panel:Before: NGUYEN and HURWITZ, Circuit Judges, and SEEBORG, District Judge.
Case Date:December 13, 2017
Court:United States Courts of Appeals, Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
 
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720 Fed.Appx. 329 (9th Cir. 2017)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff-Appellee,

v.

HARSON CHONG, Defendant-Appellant.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff-Appellee,

v.

TAC TRAN, Defendant-Appellant.

Nos. 15-50101, 15-50231

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

December 13, 2017

Argued and Submitted November 17, 2017, Pasadena, California

Petition for certiorari filed at, 05/16/2018

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Editorial Note:

Governing the citation to unpublished opinions please refer to federal rules of appellate procedure rule 32.1. See also U.S.Ct. of App. 9th Cir. Rule 36-3.

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Central District of California. D.C. No. 2:12-cr-01016-ODW-2. D.C. No. 2:12-cr-01016-ODW-1. Otis D. Wright II, District Judge, Presiding.

COUNSEL:

For United States of America, Plaintiff - Appellee (15-50101, 15-50231): L. Ashley Aull, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Ellen Elizabeth Lansden, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Rosalind Wang, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Office of the U.S. Attorney, Los Angeles, CA.

For Harson Chong, Defendant - Appellant (15-50101): John Carl Lemon II, Attorney, Law Offices of John C. Lemon, San Diego, CA.

For Tac Tran, AKA: Tran Tac, AKA: Bruce Tran, AKA: Tack Tran, AKA: Tak Tran, AKA: Tau Tran, AKA: Ouc Wong, Defendant - Appellant (15-50231): Todd William Burns, Attorney, Burns & Cohan, Attorneys at Law, San Diego, CA.

Before: NGUYEN and HURWITZ, Circuit Judges, and SEEBORG,[**] District Judge.

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MEMORANDUM[*]

Harson Chong and Tac Tran appeal their convictions for conspiracy to distribute controlled substances in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 846; possession with intent to distribute controlled substances in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 841(a)-(b); and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)(A)(i). Tran also appeals his conviction for possession of a firearm and ammunition as a felon in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1) and the application of a " career offender" enhancement to his sentence pursuant to U.S.S.G. § 4B1.2(a). We have jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. §...

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