USA v. Michael Johnson

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Opinion issued by court as to Appellant Michael Bernard Johnson. Decision: Affirmed. Opinion type: Non-Published. Opinion method: Per Curiam. Motion to withdraw as counsel filed by Brendan Neville Fleming is GRANTED. [8130496-2]. (See 10/20/2017 opinion)(SM/AJ/JEC) The opinion is also available through the Court's Opinions page at this link http://www.ca11.uscourts.gov/opinions.

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Case: 17-10007 Date Filed: 10/20/2017 Page: 1 of 2 [DO NOT PUBLISH] IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE ELEVENTH CIRCUIT ________________________ No. 17-10007 Non-Argument Calendar ________________________ D.C. Docket No. 1:16-cr-00028-JRH-BKE-1 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff-Appellee, versus MICHAEL BERNARD JOHNSON, Defendant-Appellant. ________________________ Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia ________________________ (October 20, 2017) Before MARCUS, JORDAN and JULIE CARNES, Circuit Judges. PER CURIAM: Case: 17-10007 Date Filed: 10/20/2017 Page: 2 of 2 Brandon N. Fleming, appointed counsel for Michael Bernard Johnson in this direct criminal appeal, has moved to withdraw from further representation of Mr. Johnson and filed a brief pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967). Although the brief does not satisfy the requirements of an Anders brief, see, e.g., United States v. Edwards, 822 F.2d 1012, 1013 (11th Cir. 1987), our independent and plenary review of the entire record reveals that Mr. Fleming’s assessment of the relative merit of the appeal is correct. Because independent examination of the entire record reveals no arguable issues of merit, Mr. Fleming’s motion to withdraw is GRANTED, and Mr. Johnson’s conviction and sentence are AFFIRMED. 2

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