US v. Abdul Hameed
UNPUBLISHED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff - Appellee, v. ABDUL HAMEED, Defendant - Appellant.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, at Alexandria. Leonie M. Brinkema, District Judge. (1:07-cr-00252-LMB-1)
April 7, 2009
April 28, 2009
Before KING and DUNCAN, Circuit Judges, and HAMILTON, Senior Circuit Judge.
Affirmed by unpublished per curiam opinion.
Abdul Hameed, Appellant Pro Se. James Philip Gillis, Assistant United States Attorney, Alexandria, Virginia, for Appellee.
Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.
PER CURIAM: Abdul conspiracy, Hameed appeals financial from his convictions enterprise, for mail
fraud, aggravated identity theft, and fraudulent use of credit cards. Hameed proceeded pro se in the district court, and he is His informal brief contains numerous claims, most challenging the
pro se here on appeal. nonsensical and
jurisdiction of the district court.
We find most of his claims
without legal basis and dismiss them as frivolous. The one claim we will address in further detail is Hameed's assertion that he did not understand the charges
On the day of his trial and after a psychiatric
examination found him to be competent, Hameed stipulated to all the facts in his case as forecast by the Government and was, thus, found guilty by the court. Hameed had previously He was that
dismissed his attorneys in order to proceed pro se. appointed resource. stand-by counsel, but he refused to
When the district court attempted to inform Hameed of
the rights he was waiving and ascertain whether he understood his options, Hameed declined to respond appropriately and
instead repeated that he did not consent to the proceedings and that the court was without jurisdiction. that, to the extent Hameed did not We find, therefore, the charges
against him, he had only himself to blame. 2
He spurned all help
and advice that was offered and continued to pursue frivolous claims even after they had already been denied on more than one occasion. For convictions. the foregoing reasons, we affirm Hameed's
We dispense with oral argument because the facts
and legal contentions are adequately presented in the materials before the court and argument would not aid the decisional
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