No. 82-3549.

709 F.2d 889 (1983)

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. David PUNCH, Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

June 29, 1983.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Glass & Reed, Robert Glass, New Orleans, La. (Court-appointed), for defendant-appellant.

Robert T. Myers, Harry W. McSherry, Asst. U.S. Attys., New Orleans, La., for plaintiff-appellee.

Before THORNBERRY, GEE and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges.

THORNBERRY, Circuit Judge:


David Punch appeals his conviction for importation of marijuana and cocaine following the district court's denial of his motion to withdraw his prior guilty plea. We conclude that the district court's failure to adequately inform Punch of the nature of the charges against him requires automatic reversal of his conviction.


On December 15, 1980 government agents in Dulac...

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