US v. Samuel Vinci, Jr.
UNPUBLISHED PER CURIAM OPINION filed. Originating case number: 5:15-cr-00041-RLV-DCK-1 Copies to all parties and the district court/agency. .. [16-4087]
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UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
Plaintiff - Appellee,
SAMUEL HENRY VINCI, JR.,
Defendant - Appellant.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Western
District of North Carolina, at Statesville.
Voorhees, District Judge. (5:15-cr-00041-RLV-DCK-1)
September 29, 2016
October 3, 2016
Before SHEDD, KEENAN, and HARRIS, Circuit Judges.
Affirmed by unpublished per curiam opinion.
Leslie Carter Rawls, Charlotte, North Carolina, for Appellant.
Amy Elizabeth Ray, Assistant United States Attorney, Asheville,
North Carolina, for Appellee.
Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.
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Samuel Henry Vinci, Jr., pled guilty, pursuant to a written
plea agreement, to enticement of a minor to engage in sexual
district court sentenced Vinci to 235 months’ imprisonment, a
sentence at the bottom of the applicable Sentencing Guidelines
meritorious grounds for appeal.
Although notified of his right
to do so, Vinci has not filed a pro se brief.
record in this case and have found no meritorious issues for
requirements of Fed. R. Crim. P. 11 and ensuring that Vinci’s
plea was knowing, voluntary, and supported by an independent
See United States v. DeFusco, 949 F.2d 114, 116
sentencing process, see Gall v. United States, 552 U.S. 38, 51
(2007), and Vinci does not rebut our appellate presumption that
his within-Guidelines sentence is substantively reasonable, see
United States v. Louthian, 756 F.3d 295, 306 (4th Cir. 2014).
We therefore affirm Vinci’s conviction and sentence.
court requires that counsel inform Vinci, in writing, of the
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right to petition the Supreme Court of the United States for
If Vinci requests that a petition be filed, but
counsel believes that such a petition would be frivolous, then
Counsel’s motion must state that a copy thereof
was served on Vinci. We dispense with oral argument because the
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