Brief filed: 11/07/2016
United States v. Bustamante-Conchas
10th Circuit Court of Appeals; Case No. 15-2025
On Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico, No. 13-CR-02028-JAP-2, Hon. James A. Parker.
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