Rusty Gunter reports a success by Assistant Federal Public Defender and LCDLA member Jerry Beard. The United States Supreme Court has accepted cert on his client, Humberto Cuellar. Mr. Cuellar, the Defendant, was stopped in a car going to Mexico. A subsequent search of his vehicle turned up $80,000 in cash, but no drugs. After his conviction for international money laundering in District Court, Mr. Cuellar appealed. A panel of three judges from the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals found in Mr. Cuellarâ€™s favor; however, upon rehearing before the entire 5th Circuit, the panelâ€™s decision was reversed.
The 5th Circuit opinion can be viewed here.
Good luck to Jerry with The Supremes.