US v. Stayka Doljeva

Filing 920090511

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UNPUBLISHED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT No. 08-4269 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff - Appellee, v. STAYKA DOLJEVA, Defendant - Appellant. Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, at Florence. R. Bryan Harwell, District Judge. (4:07-cr-00479-RBH-3) Submitted: April 20, 2009 Decided: May 11, 2009 Before MOTZ and GREGORY, Circuit Judges, and HAMILTON, Senior Circuit Judge. Affirmed by unpublished per curiam opinion. John D. Elliott, Columbia, South Carolina, for Appellant. William E. Day, II, Assistant United States Attorney, Florence, South Carolina, for Appellee. Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit. PER CURIAM: Pursuant to a written plea agreement, Stayka Doljeva pled guilty to conspiracy to commit marriage fraud, 18 U.S.C. 371 (2006), and was sentenced to two months in prison. appeals. She now Her attorney has filed a brief pursuant to Anders v. 386 that U.S. there 738 are (1967), no raising two issues for but California, concluding meritorious issues appeal. Doljeva was advised of her right to file a pro se supplemental brief but did not file such a brief. After reviewing the transcript of Doljeva's Fed. R. Crim. P. 11 hearing, we conclude that the district court fully complied with the Rule. Further, we note that there is nothing in the record to suggest that the sentence of imprisonment, as opposed to a term of probation, resulted from collateral, We conclude impermissible influences on the district judge. that the sentence was reasonable. 128 S. Ct. 586, 597 (2007). See Gall v. United States, Finally, after a thorough review of the record in accordance with Anders, we find that there are no meritorious issues for appeal. This writing, court of her requires right to Accordingly, we affirm. to inform his client, of in the counsel petition the Supreme Court United States for further review. If the client requests that a petition be filed, but counsel believes that such a petition would be frivolous, counsel may move in this court for leave to 2 withdraw from representation. Counsel's motion must state that We dispense with questions the court are and a copy of the motion was served on the client. oral argument because in the the facts and legal before adequately presented materials argument would not significantly aid the decisional process. AFFIRMED 3

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