June 10, 2015
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff-Appellee,
JOHN L. YATES, Defendant-Appellant
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. D. C. Docket No. 2:10-cr-00066-JES-SPC-1.
For UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff - Appellee: Patricia D. Barksdale, U.S. Attorney's Office, JACKSONVILLE, FL; Linda Julin McNamara, Robert E. O'Neill, U.S. Attorney's Office, TAMPA, FL; Tama Caldarone, Jeffrey F. Michelland, Douglas Molloy, U.S. Attorney's Office, FORT MYERS, FL.
For JOHN L. YATES, Defendant - Appellant: Martin DerOvanesian, Federal Public Defender, Federal Public Defender's Office, FORT MYERS, FL; Rosemary Cakmis, Donna Lee Elm, Federal Public Defender's Office, ORLANDO, FL.
For NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS, INC.: William Newton Shepherd, Holland & Knight, LLP, WEST PALM BEACH, FL.
Before JORDAN, DUBINA, and BALDOCK,[*] Circuit Judges.
In light of the Supreme Court's judgment in Yates v. United States, 135 S.Ct. 1074, 191 L.Ed.2d 64 (2015), we vacate John Yates's convictions under 18 U.S.C. § 1519 and affirm Mr. Yates's conviction under 18 U.S.C. § 2232. We reinstate all but Part IV.B of our prior opinion, reported at 733 F.3d 1059 (11th Cir. 2013), and remand this case to the district court for further proceedings consistent with the Supreme Court's opinion.
AFFIRMED in part, VACATED and REMANDED, in part.