USA v. Nastassja Sassau
Opinion issued by court as to Appellant Nastassja N. Sassau. Decision: Affirmed. Opinion type: Non-Published. Opinion method: Per Curiam. Motion to withdraw as counsel filed by Sharon K. Wilson is GRANTED. [7578249-2]. The opinion is also available through the Court's Opinions page at this link http://www.ca11.uscourts.gov/opinions.
Date Filed: 06/14/2016
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[DO NOT PUBLISH]
IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE ELEVENTH CIRCUIT
D.C. Docket No. 3:14-cr-00098-MCR-10
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
NASTASSJA N. SASSAU,
Appeal from the United States District Court
for the Northern District of Florida
(June 14, 2016)
Before MARTIN, JORDAN, and JULIE CARNES, Circuit Judges.
Nastassja Sassau pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit money
laundering in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1956 and one count of making a false
statement in furtherance of a criminal conspiracy. She was sentenced to 30 months
in prison plus three years of supervised release. Sassau filed a timely notice of
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appeal through her lawyer Sharon K. Wilson on June 11, 2015. On September 18,
2015, Wilson filed a motion to withdraw from the appeal. The motion included a
brief based on Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738, 87 S. Ct. 1396 (1967), explaining
that Wilson had examined the record in Sassau’s case and concluded that an appeal
would be wholly frivolous. In particular, the brief analyzed five potential issues
that could have been raised on appeal and concluded that none had any merit. This
Court’s Acting Clerk of Court then informed Sassau of her right to respond to
Wilson’s motion. Sassau responded by filing a pro se brief raising issues related to
the calculation of her sentence.
Our independent review of the entire record reveals that Wilson’s assessment
of the relative merit of the appeal is correct. This includes both the issues identified
in Wilson’s brief and other issues that are apparent from Sassau’s pro se brief and
the record in her case. Because independent examination of the entire record
reveals no arguable issues of merit, counsel’s motion to withdraw is GRANTED,
and Sassau’s convictions and sentences are AFFIRMED.
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