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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
Plaintiff-Appellee,
v.
RICKY ANTHONY LANIER (16-6655); KATRINA RESHINA LANIER (16-6657),
Defendants-Appellants.
   Nos. 16-6655/6657
Appeal from the United States District Court
for the Eastern District of Tennessee at Greeneville.
No. 2:14-cr-00083-1—J. Ronnie Greer, District Judge.
Argued: July 28, 2017
Decided and Filed: September 7, 2017
Before: MOORE, STRANCH, and DONALD, Circuit Judges.


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OPINION
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KAREN NELSON MOORE, Circuit Judge. Defendants-Appellants Ricky Lanier and Katrina Lanier argue that their convictions should be overturned because the district court failed to interview, or allow their attorneys to interview, jurors after learning that one juror initiated extraneous communications with a state prosecutor. The defendants also raise several arguments related to their sentences. Because the district court failed to investigate the juror’s extraneous communications, we VACATE the defendants’ convictions and REMAND their cases for a Remmer hearing. Because we vacate the defendants’ convictions, we do not address the sentencing issues at this time. We retain jurisdiction over this case pending the district court’s Remmer hearing.



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TODD N. ZAPPONE; CARRIE M. ZAPPONE; DUSTIN A. ZAPPONE; SNZ; DNZ,
Plaintiffs-Appellants,
v.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, et al.,
Defendants-Appellees.
   No. 16-4111
Appeal from the United States District Court
for the Northern District of Ohio at Toledo.
No. 3:15-cv-02135—Jack Zouhary, District Judge.
Argued: July 27, 2017
Decided and Filed: September 7, 2017
Before: BATCHELDER, GIBBONS, and COOK, Circuit Judges.


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OPINION
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COOK, Circuit Judge. Todd N. and Carrie M. Zappone (“Zappones”) sued the United States and several IRS agents (“Defendants”), alleging state-law and constitutional torts stemming from a search of the Zappones’ business and a seizure of cash from their company safe. The district court granted summary judgment in favor of the Defendants, concluding that the claims were time barred. We AFFIRM.