US v. Bryant Jordan

Filing 920081222

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UNPUBLISHED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT No. 08-4217 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff - Appellee, v. BRYANT SHELDON JORDAN, Defendant - Appellant. Appeal from the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, at Durham. James A. Beaty, Jr., Chief District Judge. (1:07-cr-00207-JAB-1) Submitted: December 16, 2008 Decided: December 22, 2008 Before WILKINSON, MICHAEL, and KING, Circuit Judges. Affirmed by unpublished per curiam opinion. Louis C. Allen, III, Federal Public Defender, Assistant Federal Public Defender, Greensboro, for Appellant. Lisa Blue Boggs, Angela Assistant United States Attorneys, Greensboro, for Appellee. Eric D. Placke, North Carolina, Hewlett Miller, North Carolina, Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit. PER CURIAM: Bryant Sheldon Jordan pled guilty pursuant to a written plea agreement to one count of conspiracy to distribute cocaine base and cocaine hydrochloride and to possess cocaine hydrochloride with the intent to manufacture cocaine base, one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, one count of possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, one count of conspiracy to launder money, and one count of of 21 destruction 18 U.S.C. of property to prevent seizure, in violation (2006); 924(c)(1)(A)(i), 846 1956(h), 2232(a) was U.S.C. 841(a)(1), (2006). Jordan determined to be a career offender and sentenced to a total of 322 months' imprisonment. Counsel has Finding no error, we affirm. a brief pursuant to Anders v. filed California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967), questioning whether Jordan's sentence is reasonable. Jordan was notified of his right to file a pro se supplemental brief, but did not do so, and the Government elected not to file a responding brief. When determining a sentence, the district court must calculate the appropriate advisory Guidelines range and consider it in conjunction with the factors set forth in 18 U.S.C. 3553(a) (2006). (2007). sentence, Gall v. United States, 128 S. Ct. 586, 596 Appellate review of a district court's imposition of a "whether inside, just 2 outside, or significantly outside the Guidelines range," is for abuse of discretion. at 591. Id. Sentences within the applicable Guidelines range may be United States presumed by the appellate court to be reasonable. v. Pauley, 511 F.3d 468, 473 (4th Cir. 2007). The district court followed the necessary procedural steps in sentencing Guidelines Jordan, as appropriately properly treating calculating the and Sentencing advisory, considering the applicable Guidelines range, and weighing the relevant 3553(a) factors. Furthermore, Jordan's sentence, which is at the low end of the Guidelines range and no greater than the applicable statutory maximums, may be presumed reasonable. Thus, we conclude the district court did not abuse its discretion in imposing the chosen sentence. In accordance with Anders, we have reviewed the entire record in this case and have found no meritorious issues for appeal. court. writing, Accordingly, we affirm the judgment of the district This court requires that counsel inform his client, in of his right to petition the Supreme Court of the United States for further review. If the client requests that a petition be filed, but counsel believes that such a petition would be frivolous, then counsel may move this court for leave to withdraw from representation. Counsel's motion must state We dispense with contentions are that a copy thereof was served on the client. oral argument because the facts 3 and legal adequately presented in the materials before the court and argument would not aid in the decisional process. AFFIRMED 4

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