UNITED STATES v. FLUITT

No. 22-30316.

99 F.4th 753 (2024)

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. George M. FLUITT, III, also known as Trey Fluitt, Defendant-Appellee, v. Hurricane Shoals Entities; Khalid Stary, Respondents-Appellants.

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

FILED April 24, 2024.


Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Jeremy Raymond Sanders , Trial Attorney, Steven S. Michaels (argued), Esq. , U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division Fraud Section, Samantha Bateman , U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Washington, DC, Seth David Reeg , U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Louisiana, Shreveport, LA, for Plaintiff-Appellee.

Johnjerica Hodge , Ally Jordan , Katten Muchin Rosenman, L.L.P., Washington, DC, Michael Lee DuBos , Breithaupt, DuBos & Wolleson, L.L.C., Monroe, LA, Ryan Meyer (argued), Katten Muchin Rosenman, L.L.P., Dallas, TX, for Defendant-Appellee.

Melissa L. Jampol (argued), Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., New York, NY, Jeffrey Mongiello , Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi, P.C., Roseland, NJ, Richard W. Westling, Esq. , Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., Washington, DC, for Respondent-Appellant.

Khalid Satary, Pro Se.

Before Dennis, Engelhardt, and Oldham, Circuit Judges.


This interlocutory discovery appeal presents several unusual procedural and jurisdictional questions. Because we have appellate jurisdiction, the non-party appellants have standing, and the district court did not abuse its discretion, we AFFIRM.

I. FACTUAL & PROCEDURAL BACKGROUND

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