US v. Mitchell

Filing 920070226

Opinion

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UNPUBLISHED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT No. 06-4254 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff - Appellee, versus KOSHON IRVIN MITCHELL, Defendant - Appellant. Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, at Charleston. David C. Norton, District Judge. (2:04-cr-00534-DCN-AL) Submitted: January 26, 2007 Decided: February 26, 2007 Before KING, SHEDD, and DUNCAN, Circuit Judges. Affirmed by unpublished per curiam opinion. Capers G. Barr, III, BARR, UNGER & MCINTOSH, LLC, Charleston, South Carolina, for Appellant. Kevin Frank McDonald, OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY, Columbia, South Carolina, for Appellee. Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit. PER CURIAM: Pursuant to a plea agreement, Koshon Irvin Mitchell pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit access device fraud and bank fraud, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 371 (2000). court sentenced Mitchell to fifteen months' The district and imprisonment ordered him to pay $5783.18 in restitution. The government subsequently filed a motion to reduce Mitchell's sentence, pursuant to Fed. R. Crim. P. 35(b), based on Mitchell's substantial assistance in a murder investigation. The district court granted the motion and entered an amended criminal judgment, sentencing Mitchell to time served, but leaving all other conditions appealed.* Mitchell's counsel has filed a brief pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967), stating that, in his opinion, there are no meritorious grounds for appeal, but challenging the restitution order. Mitchell was advised of his right to file a pro from the original judgment undisturbed. Mitchell se supplemental brief, but did not file one. Mitchell filed no objections in the district court to the restitution order. Therefore, Mitchell's challenge to the restitution order is subject to plain error review. v. Olano, 507 U.S. 725, 731-32 (1993). United States We find that the district court did not plainly err in making the restitution determination. Mitchell voluntarily withdrew his appeal from the original criminal judgment pursuant to Fed. R. App. P. 42(b). - 2 - * In accordance with Anders, we have reviewed the record in this case and have found no meritorious issues for appeal. therefore affirm the amended criminal judgment. This We court requires that counsel inform Mitchell, in writing, of the right to petition the Supreme Court of the United States for further review. If Mitchell requests that a petition be filed, but counsel believes that such a petition would be frivolous, then counsel may move in this court for leave to withdraw from representation. Counsel's We motion must state that a copy thereof was served on Mitchell. dispense with oral argument because the facts and legal contentions are adequately presented in the materials before the court and argument would not aid the decisional process. AFFIRMED - 3 -

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