US v. Saleh Hamid


UNPUBLISHED PER CURIAM OPINION filed. Originating case number: 5:15-cr-00300-FL-1. Copies to all parties and the district court. [1000120011]. [16-4735]

Download PDF
Appeal: 16-4735 Doc: 29 Filed: 07/18/2017 Pg: 1 of 2 UNPUBLISHED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT No. 16-4735 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff - Appellee, v. SALEH O. HAMID, Defendant - Appellant. Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, at Raleigh. Louise W. Flanagan, District Judge. (5:15-cr-00300-FL-1) Submitted: June 23, 2017 Decided: July 18, 2017 Before NIEMEYER, DUNCAN, and KEENAN, 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 Affirmed by unpublished per curiam opinion.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. John Stuart Bruce, United States Attorney, Jennifer P. May-Parker, First Assistant United States Attorney, Phillip A. Rubin, Assistant United States Attorney, Raleigh, North Carolina, for Appellee. Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit. Appeal: 16-4735 Doc: 29 Filed: 07/18/2017 Pg: 2 of 2 PER CURIAM: Saleh O. Hamid appeals his 30-month sentence for theft of government funds. Hamid argues that the district court erred in calculating the loss amount and restitution amount. Finding no reversible error, we affirm. “In determining whether a district court properly applied the advisory [Sentencing] Guidelines, including application of any sentencing enhancements, we review the district court’s legal conclusions de novo and its factual findings for clear error.” United States v. Layton, 564 F.3d 330, 334 (4th Cir. 2009). Having carefully reviewed the record, we conclude that the district court did not clearly err in calculating a reasonable amount of loss. See U.S. Sentencing Guidelines Manual § 2B1.1(b)(1) & cmt. n.3 (2015). We also determine that the district court did not abuse its discretion by imposing restitution in an amount equal to its loss calculation under the Guidelines. See United States v. Catone, 769 F.3d 866, 875, 877 (4th Cir. 2014). Accordingly, we affirm the district court’s judgment. We dispense with oral argument because the facts and legal contentions are adequately presented in the materials before this court and argument would not aid the decisional process. AFFIRMED 2

Disclaimer: Justia Dockets & Filings provides public litigation records from the federal appellate and district courts. These filings and docket sheets should not be considered findings of fact or liability, nor do they necessarily reflect the view of Justia.

Why Is My Information Online?