U.S. v. LeCOE

No. 90-30156.

936 F.2d 398 (1991)

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Tami M. LeCOE, Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Decided June 6, 1991.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Jon R. Wilson, Boise, Idaho, for defendant-appellant.

Joanne P. Rodriguez, Asst. U.S. Atty., Boise, Idaho, for plaintiff-appellee.

Before TANG, O'SCANNLAIN and LEAVY, Circuit Judges.

O'SCANNLAIN, Circuit Judge:

We must decide whether the sentencing provision of the statute criminalizing forged endorsements of United States Treasury checks, 18 U.S.C. § 510, is sufficiently ambiguous to warrant application of the rule of lenity.


Tami LeCoe is the second wife of Joseph E. LeCoe, a naval recruiter in Boise, Idaho. She married Joseph on April 1, 1983, two months after his divorce from his first wife, Pamela J. LeCoe.


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