US v. Shiloh Bennett
UNPUBLISHED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff - Appellee, v. SHILOH RANA BENNETT, a/k/a Regina Dianne Bennett, Defendant - Appellant.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, at Greenville. Henry M. Herlong, Jr., Senior District Judge. (6:08-cr-00206-HMH-2)
November 30, 2009
December 23, 2009
Before WILKINSON, NIEMEYER, and GREGORY, Circuit Judges.
Affirmed by unpublished per curiam opinion.
James B. Loggins, Assistant Federal Public Defender, Greenville, South Carolina, for Appellant. David Calhoun Stephens, Assistant United States Attorney, Greenville, South Carolina, for Appellee.
Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.
PER CURIAM: Shiloh Rana Bennett pled guilty to uttering
counterfeit securities, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 513(a) & 2 (2006), and fraud with false documents, in violation of 18
U.S.C. §§ 1028(a)(3) & 2 (2006).
The district court sentenced Bennett
Bennett to concurrent terms of thirty months in prison. timely appealed.
Counsel filed a brief pursuant to Anders v.
California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967), finding no meritorious grounds for appeal but questioning whether Bennett's sentence was
Bennett was advised of, but did not exercise, her
right to file a pro se supplemental brief. We review a sentence for reasonableness under an abuse of discretion standard. (2007). the Id. Gall v. United States, 552 U.S. 38, 51
This review requires appellate consideration of both and substantive whether reasonableness the district of a sentence. properly
calculated the defendant's advisory guidelines range, we must then § assess whether the district any court considered presented by the the Id.
parties, and sufficiently explained the selected sentence.
at 50-51; see United States v. Carter, 564 F.3d 325, 330 (4th Cir. 2009). made "an The record must establish that the district court individualized assessment based on the facts
Gall, 552 U.S. at 51. 2
We find no error by the district court in calculating Bennett's guidelines range. Moreover, the court's statements at Bennett's sentencing hearing reflect an "individualized We also
assessment" of the facts pertaining to her sentence. find the below-guidelines sentence to be
reasonable. In accordance with Anders, we have reviewed the record in this case and have found no meritorious issues for appeal. We therefore affirm the district court's judgment. This court
requires that counsel inform Bennett, in writing, of the right to petition the Supreme Court of the United States for further review. If Bennett 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
Counsel's motion must state that a copy thereof We dispense with oral argument because
was served on Bennett.
the facts and legal contentions are adequately presented in the materials before the court and argument would not aid the
decisional process. AFFIRMED
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