No. 90-2485.

949 F.2d 921 (1991)

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Byron DuBois COLLINS, Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided November 26, 1991.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Barry R. Elden, Jerome N. Krulewitch (argued), Asst. U.S. Attys., Criminal Receiving, Appellate Div., Chicago, Ill., for plaintiff-appellee.

Thomas H. Piper (argued) White Hall, Ill., for defendant-appellant.

Before BAUER, Chief Judge, RIPPLE, Circuit Judge, and FAIRCHILD, Senior Circuit Judge.

BAUER, Chief Judge.

The single issue presented by this appeal is whether the district court erred in failing to hold a competency hearing pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 4241(a) (1988) before accepting Defendant Collins's plea of guilty to bank robbery. Because we determine the district court did not have reasonable cause to believe the defendant was incompetent, it was not required to hold a hearing. We, therefore, affirm.


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