No. 74-3492.

514 F.2d 1244 (1975)

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Don MARIONNEAUX, Hugh Marionneaux, Harold Sykes and Ben Trantham, Defendants-Appellants.

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

June 19, 1975.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

James A. McPherson, New Orleans, La., for defendants-appellants.

Donald E. Walter, U. S. Atty., Shreveport, La., Stephen A. Mayo, Asst. U. S. Atty., Baton Rouge, La., James D. Carriere, Asst. U. S. Atty., New Orleans, La., for plaintiff-appellee.

Before WISDOM, SIMPSON and RONEY, Circuit Judges.

RONEY, Circuit Judge:

Don Marionneaux, Hugh Marionneaux, Harold Sykes and Ben Trantham appeal their convictions under an indictment charging the brothers Marionneaux in Count I and Sykes and Trantham in Count II with separate conspiracies to obstruct justice in violation of 18 U.S.C.A. § 371. Defendants assert two meritorious arguments for reversal: first, that a severance should have been granted because the...

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