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United States v. Lena

decided: May 12, 1988.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v.
LENA, JOSEPH M., APPELLANT



On Appeal from the United States District Court For the Western District of Pennsylvania, Criminal Action No. 79-213, District Judge: Honorable Paul A. Simmons

Author: Stapleton

BEFORE: HIGGINBOTHAM, Walter K. STAPLETON, and GREENBERG, Circuit Judges

JUDGMENT ORDER

Walter K. Stapleton, Circuit Judge

After consideration of the contentions raised by appellant, to-wit:

(1) That appellate counsel was ineffective in failing to petition the United States Supreme Court for a writ of certiorari in a timely fashion, and

(2) That trial counsel was ineffective in failing to conduct adequate pretrial discovery and investigation,

IT IS ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that the judgment of the district court dated September 28, 1987 be and is hereby affirmed.

Costs taxed against appellant.

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