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Criminal Procedure Keyed to Allen
Doggett v. United States
Citation:505 U.S. 647 (1992)
Petitioner was indicted in 1980 for conspiring to import and distribute cocaine. He then left the country, and officials made no concerted effort to track him down. He returned to the U.S. two years later. In 1988, 6 years after his return to the U.S. and 8.5 years after his indictment, a credit check revealed his arrest warrant and location. He was arrested.
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