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Reply in Support of 2255

Reply in Support of 2255

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ARMSTRONG\u2019S REPLY IN SUPPORT OF 28 U.S.C. \u00a7 2255 MOTION
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BILL BOYD
Texas Bar No. 0278000
bill@boyd-veigel.com

RUSS A. BAKER
Texas Bar No. 24045440
russ@boyd-veigel.com

BOYD-VEIGEL, P.C.
P.O. Box 1179
McKinney, Texas 75070
Telephone: 972-562-9700
Telecopier: 972-562-9600

Attorneys for Armstrong

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
SAN FRANCISCO DIVISION

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Plaintiff
v.
CONNIE C. ARMSTRONG, JR.
Defendant
No. CR 94 276 PJH
ARMSTRONG\u2019S REPLY IN SUPPORT OF
28 U.S.C. \u00a7 2255 MOTION

Armstrong submits this Reply in support of his pending motion under 28 U.S.C. \u00a7 2255
and in traverse of the factual allegations and legal argument provided in the government\u2019s
response of July 24, 2009.

ARMSTRONG\u2019S REPLY IN SUPPORT OF 28 U.S.C. \u00a7 2255 MOTION
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Table of Contents............................................................................................................................. i Index of Authorities........................................................................................................................ ii Statement of Issues..........................................................................................................................1 Statement of Facts............................................................................................................................1 Argument.........................................................................................................................................2

A.
The section 2255 motion and amended motion were filed timely. ..........................2
B.
Improper suppression ofBrady material requires that
Armstrong\u2019s conviction be set aside. .......................................................................4
1.
Summary......................................................................................................4
2.
Legal Standard.............................................................................................5
3.
The Undisclosed Prior Investigation............................................................6
4.
The Undisclosed Political Pressure..............................................................8
5.
The Undisclosed Collusion with the Bankruptcy Trustee.........................10
C.
Fraud on the court requires that Armstrong\u2019s conviction be set aside. ..................14
Conclusion.....................................................................................................................................15
Signature................................................................................................................... Signature Page
ARMSTRONG\u2019S REPLY IN SUPPORT OF 28 U.S.C. \u00a7 2255 MOTION
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INDEX OF AUTHORITIES
Cases

Animal Legal Defense Fund v. Veneman, 490 F.3d 725 (9th Cir. 2007)...................................... 13 Banks v. Dretke, 540 U.S. 668, 691 (2004). ................................................................................... 4 Bernstein v. Universal Pictures, Inc., 79 F.R.D. 59 (S.D. N.Y. 1978)........................................... 7 Carrington v. United States, 503 F.3d 888, 891 (9th Cir. 2007). ................................................... 4 Clay v. United States, 537 U.S. 522, 527 (2003). ....................................................................... 2, 3 Dodd v. Hood River County, 59 F.3d 852, 863 (9th Cir.1995). .................................................... 11 Ferrell v. West Bend Mut. Ins. Co., 393 F.3d 786 (8th Cir. 2005);.............................................. 12 Gantt v. Roe, 389 F.3d 908, 912 (9th Cir. 2004). ....................................................................... 4, 6 In re ABA Recovery Service, Inc., 110 B.R. 484, 488 (Bankr. S.D. Cal.1990). ........................... 13 In re Hamilton Taft, 53 F.3d 285 (9th Cir. 1995)......................................................................... 10 In re Intermagnetics America, Inc., 926 F.2d 912, 916 (9th Cir.1991)........................................ 15 In re Levander, 180 F.3d 1114, 1120 (9th Cir. 1999)............................................................. 14, 15 In re U. S. Financial Securities Litigation, 75 F.R.D. 702 (S.D. Cal. 1977).................................. 8 Jimenez v. Quarterman, 129 S.Ct. 681, 685 (2009);...................................................................... 2 Jones v. S.E.C., 115 F.3d 1173 (4th Cir. 1997);........................................................................... 12 Kunzelman v. Thompson, 799 F.2d 1172 (7th Cir. 1986). ............................................................ 12 Kyles v. Whitley, 514 U.S. 419, 434 (1995). ................................................................................... 5 Memorex Corp. v. IBM Corp., 458 F. Supp. 423 (N.D. Cal. 1978)................................................ 7 Missouri v. Jenkins, 495 U.S. 33, 46-47 (1990)............................................................................. 3 Mitchell v. McCaughtry, 291 F. Supp.2d 823 (E.D. Wis. 2003).................................................... 4 Parklane Hosiery Co. v. Shore, 439 U.S. 322, 326 (1979). .................................................... 12, 13

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