US v. Mark Bristow
UNPUBLISHED PER CURIAM OPINION filed. Originating case number: 5:14-cr-00086-H-1 Copies to all parties and the district court/agency. .. [16-4542]
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UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
Plaintiff - Appellee,
MARK LOVEL BRISTOW,
Defendant - Appellant.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, at
Raleigh. Malcolm J. Howard, Senior District Judge. (5:14-cr-00086-H-1)
Submitted: May 25, 2017
Decided: May 30, 2017
Before MOTZ, THACKER, and HARRIS, Circuit Judges.
Affirmed by unpublished per curiam opinion.
Thomas P. McNamara, Federal Public Defender, Eric J. Brignac, Assistant Federal Public
Defender, Raleigh, North Carolina, for Appellant. Jennifer P. May-Parker, Assistant
United States Attorney, Raleigh, North Carolina, for Appellee.
Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.
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Mark Lovel Bristow pled guilty, pursuant to a plea agreement, to theft of
government property, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 641 (2012).
The district court
sentenced Bristow to one year and one day of imprisonment and three years of supervised
release. The court ordered $799,894.90 in restitution. Counsel has filed a brief pursuant
to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967), stating that there are no meritorious
grounds for appeal but questioning whether Bristow’s restitution is reasonable. Although
notified of his right to do so, Bristow has not filed a pro se brief. We affirm.
“We review a district court’s restitution order for abuse of discretion.” United
States v. Leftwich, 628 F.3d 665, 667 (4th Cir. 2010). A sentencing court may “order
restitution in any criminal case to the extent agreed to by the parties in a plea agreement.”
18 U.S.C. § 3663(a)(3) (2012). Although Bristow’s restitution total consists, in part, of
losses attributable to charged but subsequently dismissed criminal conduct, Bristow’s
plea agreement specifically provided for restitution of $799,894.90. Accordingly, the
district court did not err by ordering restitution consistent with the plea agreement.
Pursuant to Anders, we have reviewed the entire record and have found no
meritorious issues for appeal. Accordingly, we affirm the district court’s judgment. This
court requires that counsel inform Bristow, in writing, of the right to petition the Supreme
Court of the United States for further review. If Bristow 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 representation. Counsel’s motion must state that a
copy thereof was served on Bristow. We dispense with oral argument because the facts
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and legal contentions are adequately presented in the materials before this court and
argument would not aid the decisional process.
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