No. 80-1768.

683 F.2d 322 (1982)

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. James R. HARRIS, Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Decided August 6, 1982.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Donald W. MacPherson, Phoenix, Ariz., argued, for defendant-appellant; David L. Channell, Barrett & Channell, Long Beach, Cal., on brief.

Paul Rochmes, Asst. U. S. Atty., Los Angeles, Cal., argued, for plaintiff-appellee; Andrea Sheridan Ordin, U. S. Atty., Los Angeles, Cal., on brief.

Before HUG, TANG and FARRIS, Circuit Judges.

HUG, Circuit Judge:

Dr. James R. Harris was indicted under 26 U.S.C. § 7203 for failure to file income tax returns for 1975, 1976 and 1977. At trial, he represented himself and was convicted by a jury on all three counts. Harris contends that he did not knowingly and competently waive his right to counsel, and that he was deprived of the effective assistance of counsel. Because the record does not disclose that the waiver of counsel was knowingly and competently...

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