USA v. Kerby Luma
Opinion issued by court as to Appellant Kerby Luma. Decision: Affirmed. Opinion type: Non-Published. Opinion method: Per Curiam. The opinion is also available through the Court's Opinions page at this link http://www.ca11.uscourts.gov/opinions.
Date Filed: 01/11/2017
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[DO NOT PUBLISH]
IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE ELEVENTH CIRCUIT
D.C. Docket No. 0:15-cr-60172-WPD-3
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
a.k.a. Money Makin Kerb,
Appeal from the United States District Court
for the Southern District of Florida
(January 11, 2017)
Before WILLIAM PRYOR, JULIE CARNES and JILL PRYOR, Circuit Judges.
Kerby Luma appeals his sentence of imprisonment for 108 months, after
pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States, 18 U.S.C.
Date Filed: 01/11/2017
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§ 286; one count of conspiracy to possess 15 or more unauthorized access devices,
id. § 1029(b)(2); one count of possession of 15 or more unauthorized access
devices, id. § 1029(a)(3); and one count of aggravated identity theft, id. § 1028A.
Luma argues that his sentence at the lowest end of the advisory guideline range is
unreasonable because the district court misconstrued his argument that the loss
calculation substantially overstated the severity of his offense. We affirm.
We review a sentence for reasonableness. United States v. Winingear, 422
F.3d 1241, 1245 (11th Cir. 2005). Our review is deferential for abuse of discretion.
Gall v. United States, 552 U.S. 38, 41 (2007).
The district court did not abuse its discretion. Luma withdrew his objection
to the loss amount at sentencing and stated, “We’re agreeing that the intended loss
amount calculated in the presentence report is correct.” As a result, Luma waived
any objection to the calculation of the loss amount. United States v. Love, 449 F.3d
1154, 1157 (11th Cir. 2006). And the district court did not misconstrue Luma’s
argument about the difference between the actual and intended loss amounts. The
district court instead determined that the seriousness of Luma’s crimes and the
need to promote respect for the law and to deter others warranted a sentence within
the advisory guideline range. Luma’s sentence is reasonable.
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