No. 01-50111.

329 F.3d 1108 (2003)

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Solomon TEKLE, Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Filed May 27, 2003.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Gerson Simon, Los Angeles, CA, for the defendant-appellant.

Andrea Russi, Assistant United States Attorney, Los Angeles, CA, argued for plaintiff-appellee. Debra W. Yang, United States Attorney, John S. Gordon and Monica Bachner, Assistant United States Attorneys, Los Angeles, CA, joined her on the brief.

Before FRIEDMAN, KOZINSKI, and RAWLINSON, Circuit Judges.

FRIEDMAN, Circuit Judge.

The appellant challenges his conviction on narcotics and related offenses on six grounds, including the district court's refusal to suppress evidence, ineffective assistance of counsel and the government's failure to prove an essential element of his money-laundering convictions. We conclude that none of his arguments is persuasive and affirm.


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