In re: Kunta Kenta Redd
UNPUBLISHED PER CURIAM OPINION filed. Motion disposition in opinion--dismissing Motion for writ of mandamus (FRAP 21) filed by Petitioner Kunta Kenta Redd [999994880-2] Originating case number: 7:08-cr-00043-D-1 Copies to all parties and the district court/agency. . Mailed to: Kunta Redd. [16-2451]
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UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
In re: KUNTA KENTA REDD,
On Petition for Writ of Mandamus
December 29, 2016
December 29, 2016
Before GREGORY, Chief Judge, and TRAXLER and DIAZ, Circuit
Petition dismissed by unpublished per curiam opinion.
Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.
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This case comes before the court on a petition for writ of
by Kunta Kenta Redd under the
Rights Act, 18 U.S.C. § 3771 ("CVRA"). The CVRA affords to
victims of crime the rights to reasonable protection from the
court proceedings, to confer with government counsel, to
delay, and to be treated with fairness.
18 U.S.C. § 3771(a).
These rights must be asserted in the district court and, if
the district court
of appeals for a writ of mandamus. 18 U.S.C. §
If such a
appeals shall take up and decide
the petition has been filed."
the court of appeals denies the relief sought, "the reasons for
the denial shall be clearly stated on the record in a written
Petitioner maintains that he is entitled to relief under
CVRA as a result of alleged plea bargaining abuse.
asserts that he should be allowed to reopen his plea and sentence.
He seeks to bring charges against certain “suspects” and against
an Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agent.
He challenges the
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veracity of various suspects or informants.
He asserts that the
district court and the court of appeals have erred in their
rulings involving his criminal case and implies the courts are
biased against him.
Petitioner is not a crime victim under the CVRA.
guilty, pursuant to a written plea agreement, to one count of
conspiracy to distribute and to possess with the intent to
distribute cocaine and 50 grams or more of cocaine base, in
violation of 18 U.S.C. § 846.
He has challenged his conviction
The CVRA defines a “crime victim” as a “person
directly and proximately harmed as a result of the commission of
a Federal offense or an offense in the District of Columbia.”
18 U.S.C. § 3771(e)(2)(A).
R e d d clearly does not come within
The CVRA also provides that “[a]
person accused of the crime may not obtain any form of relief
under this chapter.”
18 U.S.C. § 3771(d)(l).
Accordingly, the court dismisses the petition for writ
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