USA v. Martinez-Garcia
United States Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit
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IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT November 9, 2006 Charles R. Fulbruge III Clerk No. 06-50330 Conference Calendar UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff-Appellee, versus JESUS MARTINEZ-GARCIA, also known as Roberto Lopez, Defendant-Appellant. -------------------Appeal from the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas USDC No. 3:05-CR-2102 -------------------Before BARKSDALE, DeMOSS, and PRADO, Circuit Judges. PER CURIAM:* Appealing the Judgment in a Criminal Case, Jesus MartinezGarcia raises arguments that are foreclosed by Almendarez-Torres v. United States, 523 U.S. 224, 235 (1998), which held that 8 U.S.C. § 1326(b)(2) is a penalty provision and not a separate criminal offense. The Government's motion for summary affirmance
is GRANTED, and the judgment of the district court is AFFIRMED.
Pursuant to 5TH CIR. R. 47.5, the court has determined that this opinion should not be published and is not precedent except under the limited circumstances set forth in 5TH CIR. R. 47.5.4.
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