No. 17822.

324 F.2d 436 (1963)

John Mack SMITH, Appellant, v. UNITED STATES of America, Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit.

Decided October 10, 1963.

Petitions for Rehearing and for Rehearing Denied December 9, 1963.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. Ewing Laporte, Washington, D. C. (appointed by the District Court), for appellant.

Mr. Robert D. Devlin, Asst. U. S. Atty., with whom Messrs. David C. Acheson, U. S. Atty., Frank Q. Nebeker and Harold H. Titus, Jr., Asst. U. S. Attys., were on the brief, for appellee.


Petitions for Rehearing En Banc and for Rehearing by the Division Denied December 9, 1963.

WILBUR K. MILLER, Circuit Judge.

Appellant was indicted on January 12, 1959, for violations of the narcotics laws. On January 16, 1959, with retained counsel present, he pleaded not guilty. Thereafter, his retained counsel who had advised him to plead guilty withdrew his appearance, and another able member of our bar was appointed by the court to succeed him. On March...

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