US v. Lnu, Nos. 07-1780, 07-2020 (10/10/08). This is a social security card fraud case. The defendant was convicted under 42 U.S.C. § 408(a)(6). However, the underlying question revolves around whether the cops could search a storage locker that he had not made payments upon. The First focuses on the fact that the owner of the self-storage place had a lien on the property under state law.
The First says that some parts of the closing argument were not misconduct because, on the facts, they were supported by the evidence. Likewise, the defendant claims that he was denied his right to testify but testimony from his lawyer says that he was so adequately informed.