US v. Roosevelt Cooper
UNPUBLISHED PER CURIAM OPINION filed. Originating case number: 3:14-cr-00607-JFA-3. Copies to all parties and the district court. . [15-4536]
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UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
Plaintiff - Appellee,
ROOSEVELT ALONZO COOPER, a/k/a Zo, a/k/a Chico,
Defendant - Appellant.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of
South Carolina, at Columbia.
Joseph F. Anderson, Jr., Senior
District Judge. (3:14-cr-00607-JFA-3)
May 31, 2016
June 9, 2016
Before WILKINSON, KING, and THACKER, Circuit Judges.
Affirmed by unpublished per curiam opinion.
T. Micah Leddy, LEDDY LAW FIRM, LLC, Columbia, South Carolina,
John David Rowell, Assistant United States
Attorney, Columbia, South Carolina, for Appellee.
Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.
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Roosevelt Alonzo Cooper appeals his sentence of 120 months
distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine and 280 grams or more
pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967), asserting
that there are no meritorious issues for appeal, but raising the
reasonableness of Cooper’s sentence.
McCoy, 804 F.3d 349, 351 (4th Cir. 2015) (quoting Gall v. United
States, 552 U.S. 38, 41 (2007)).
This review entails appellate
Gall, 552 U.S. at 51.
“A statutorily required
sentence . . . is per se reasonable . . . .”
United States v.
Farrior, 535 F.3d 210, 224 (4th Cir. 2008), abrogated on other
grounds by Rodriguez v. United States, 135 S. Ct. 1609 (2015).
We have reviewed the record and conclude that the court
properly calculated the Sentencing Guidelines range, treated the
Guidelines as advisory rather than mandatory, gave the parties
an opportunity to argue for an appropriate sentence, considered
the 18 U.S.C. § 3553(a) factors, selected a sentence not based
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Furthermore, Cooper’s sentence of 120 months
Cooper’s sentence is reasonable.
record in this case and have found no meritorious issues for
We therefore affirm Cooper’s conviction and sentence.
This court requires that counsel inform Cooper, in writing, of
the right to petition the Supreme Court of the United States for
If Cooper 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
was served on Cooper.
We dispense with oral argument because the facts and legal
this court and argument would not aid the decisional process.
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