Nos. 89-8746, 91-8329 and 91-9017.

971 F.2d 1531 (1992)

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Patrick L. SWINDALL, Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit.

August 31, 1992.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Robert G. Fierer, Atlanta, Ga., for Swindall.

Charles Tiefer, Steven R. Ross, Washington, D.C., for amicus curiae Speaker & Bipartisan Leadership Group of the U.S. House of Representatives.

William P. Gaffney, Asst. U.S. Atty., Drug Task Force, Atlanta, Ga., Mervyn Hamburg, U.S. Dept. of Justice, Crim. Div., Washington, D.C., for U.S.

Before KRAVITCH, Circuit Judge, GODBOLD and JOHNSON, Senior Circuit Judges.

KRAVITCH, Circuit Judge:

A Northern District of Georgia jury convicted Patrick L. Swindall ("Swindall"), a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives, on nine counts of making false material declarations before a grand jury, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1623.1 In essence, the indictment charged that Swindall had discussed money-laundering transactions with an undercover agent and an intermediary, and then falsely testified...

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