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United States v. Algee

October 31, 2002

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF-APPELLEE,
v.
STANLEY E. ALGEE, DEFENDANT-APPELLANT.



Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois. No. 4:00CR40023-001--G. Patrick Murphy, Chief Judge.

Before Flaum, Chief Judge, and Cudahy and Kanne, Circuit Judges.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Flaum, Chief Judge

As amended November 8, 2002.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF-APPELLEE,
v.
STANLEY E. ALGEE, DEFENDANT-APPELLANT.

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois. No. 4:00CR40023-001--G. Patrick Murphy, Chief Judge.

Before Flaum, Chief Judge, and Cudahy and Kanne, Circuit Judges.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Flaum, Chief Judge

ARGUED SEPTEMBER 4, 2002

After a jury trial, Stanley Algee was convicted of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine, conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of a firearm by a felon, and use of a firearm during a drugtrafficking offense, and was sentenced to a total of 300 months' imprisonment. Algee now challenges his convictions and sentences, arguing among other things that his Sixth Amendment rights were violated when the district court disqualified his attorney of choice. We affirm.

I. BACKGROUND

In December 1996 Algee was arrested after he broke into a residence in Grand Tower, Illinois. He was later charged in an Illinois circuit court with armed violence, home invasion, armed robbery, aggravated battery, and unlawful possession of a weapon. Attorney Paul Christenson entered his appearance for both Algee and co-defendant Brent Battles.

Following his arrest Battles gave a taped statement implicating Algee, himself, and a third individual, Marvin Gates, in the Grand Tower incident. After Gates was arrested, Christenson entered an appearance on his behalf and moved to withdraw as counsel for Battles. The state, meanwhile, moved to disqualify Christenson from representing Algee and Gates, asserting that he had a conflict of interest due to his prior representation of Battles. The trial court granted the state's motion.

Algee and Battles were convicted following a jury trial and a bench trial, respectively. Gates was acquitted. On appeal, however, the Appellate Court of Illinois reversed Algee's and Battles's convictions, holding that the state had violated Illinois's speedy-trial statute. People v. Battles, 724 N.E.2d 997 (Ill. App. Ct. 2000).

After their state convictions were reversed, Algee and Battles were indicted in federal district court on charges relating to the Grand Tower incident. Algee was specifically charged with unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and using or carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug-trafficking offense. A ...


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