US v. Glendrict Frazier
UNPUBLISHED PER CURIAM OPINION filed. Originating case number: 1:14-cr-00479-JKB-10 Copies to all parties and the district court/agency. .. [17-4009]
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UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
Plaintiff - Appellee,
GLENDRICT FRAZIER, a/k/a Glen, a/k/a Uncle Glen,
Defendant - Appellant.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, at Baltimore.
James K. Bredar, District Judge. (1:14-cr-00479-JKB-10)
Submitted: September 28, 2017
Decided: October 2, 2017
Before WILKINSON, MOTZ, and KING, Circuit Judges.
Affirmed by unpublished per curiam opinion.
Andrew H. Baida, ROSENBERG MARTIN GREENBERG, LLP, Baltimore, Maryland,
for Appellant. James Thomas Wallner, Assistant United States Attorney, Baltimore,
Maryland, for Appellee.
Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.
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Glendrict Frazier pled guilty to conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise,
in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1962(d) (2012), and the district court sentenced him to 120
Appellate counsel has filed a brief pursuant to Anders v.
California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967), concluding that there are no meritorious grounds for
appeal. Counsel questions, however, whether Frazier received ineffective assistance of
counsel but points to no specific error. * We affirm.
“Unless an attorney’s ineffectiveness conclusively appears on the face of the record,
such claims are not addressed on direct appeal.” United States v. Faulls, 821 F.3d 502,
507-08 (4th Cir. 2016). Instead, such claims should be raised in a motion brought pursuant
to 28 U.S.C. § 2255 (2012), in order to permit sufficient development of the record. Id. at
508 (citing United States v. Baptiste, 596 F.3d 214, 216 n.1 (4th Cir. 2010)). Because the
record here does not conclusively establish ineffective assistance of counsel, we conclude
that this claim should be raised, if at all, in a § 2255 motion.
In accordance with Anders, we have reviewed the entire record in this case and have
identified no meritorious grounds for appeal. We therefore affirm the judgment of the
district court. This court requires that counsel inform Frazier, in writing, of the right to
petition the Supreme Court of the United States for further review. If Frazier requests that
a petition be filed, but counsel believes that such a petition would be frivolous, then counsel
Counsel also notes that, in the plea agreement, Frazier waived the right to appeal
his conviction and sentence. Frazier’s ineffective assistance of counsel claim falls outside
the scope of the waiver, and the Government has not otherwise invoked the waiver on
appeal. See United States v. Poindexter, 492 F.3d 263, 271 (4th Cir. 2007).
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may move in this court for leave to withdraw from representation. Counsel’s motion must
state that a copy thereof was served on Frazier.
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
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