US v. William Abel Yate
UNPUBLISHED PER CURIAM OPINION filed. Motion disposition in opinion--denying Motion to vacate [999988655-2]; denying Motion to remand case [999988655-3] Originating case number: 1:98-cr-00095-JAB-1 Copies to all parties and the district court/agency. . Mailed to: William Abel Yates UNITED STATES PENITENTIARY BEAUMONT P. O. Box 26030 Beaumont, TX 77720-6030. [16-6785]
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UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
Plaintiff - Appellee,
WILLIAM ABEL YATES,
Defendant - Appellant.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, at
Greensboro. William L. Osteen, Jr., Chief District Judge. (1:98-cr-00095-JAB-1)
Submitted: May 25, 2017
Decided: May 30, 2017
Before MOTZ, THACKER, and HARRIS, Circuit Judges.
Dismissed by unpublished per curiam opinion.
William Abel Yates, Appellant Pro Se. Robert Michael Hamilton, Michael Francis
Joseph, Angela Hewlett Miller, Assistant United States Attorneys, Greensboro, North
Carolina, for Appellee.
Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.
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William Abel Yates seeks to appeal the district court’s order denying his motion
for a sentence reduction pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3582(c)(2) (2012) and Amendment 782
to the Sentencing Guidelines.
While this appeal was pending, Yates received a
presidential commutation. The commutation renders Yates’ appeal moot. See United
States v. Surratt,
, No. 14-6851, 2017 WL 1423296 (4th Cir. Apr. 21, 2017)
(dismissed as moot following en banc argument). Accordingly, we deny Yates’ motion
to vacate and remand and dismiss this appeal. 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.
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