United States v. Michael Araiza-Ortega

12-50284 | 9th Cir. | Apr 22, 2013

Before: CANBY, IKUTA, and WATFORD, Circuit Judges.

Michael Araiza-Ortega appeals from the district court’s judgment and challenges the 24-month sentence imposed following his guilty-plea conviction for attempted transportation of illegal aliens and aiding and abetting, in violation of 8 U.S.C. § 1324(a)(1)(A)(ii), (a)(1)(A)(v)(II). Pursuant to Anders v. California , 386 U.S. 738 (1967), Araiza-Ortega’s counsel has filed a brief stating that there are no grounds for relief, along with a motion to withdraw as counsel of record. We have provided Araiza-Ortega the opportunity to file a pro se supplemental brief. No pro se supplemental brief or answering brief has been filed.

Our independent review of the record pursuant to Penson v. Ohio , 488 U.S. 75, 80 (1988), discloses no arguable grounds for relief on direct appeal. Counsel’s motion to withdraw is GRANTED.


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[*] This disposition is not appropriate for publication and is not precedent except as provided by 9th Cir. R. 36-3.

[**] The panel unanimously concludes this case is suitable for decision without oral argument. See Fed. R. App. P. 34(a)(2).