United States v. Said, No. 10-4970
Decided: May 23, 2012
Five defendants were charged with attacking, but not otherwise robbing a United States Navy ship. The district court dismissed the 18 U.S.C. § 1651 piracy count from the eight count indictment brought against five defendants because they did not commit the requisite robbing. The government appealed this dismissal, and oral argument was heard. However, this appeal was placed in abeyance pending the decision in U.S. v. Dire. This case was vacated and remanded to the district court for proceedings consistent with U.S. v. Dire.