USA v. Alonzo-Sierra
United States Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit
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IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT March 7, 2007 Charles R. Fulbruge III Clerk No. 06-50807 Conference Calendar UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff-Appellee, versus ESTEBAN ALONZO-SIERRA, Defendant-Appellant.
Consolidated with No. 06-50815 Conference Calendar UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff-Appellee, versus ESTEBAN ALONZO-SIERRA, also known as Manuel Martinez, also known as Esteban Alonzo, also known as Esteban Sierra, Defendant-Appellant. -------------------Appeals from the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas USDC No. 3:06-CR-796-ALL USDC No. 3:06-CR-244-ALL -------------------Before KING, WIENER, and OWEN, Circuit Judges. PER CURIAM:*
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 R. 47.5, the court has determined that this opinion should not be published and is not precedent except under the limited circumstances set forth in 5TH CIR.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.
No. 06-50807 c/w No. 06-50815 -2Appealing the Judgments in Criminal Cases, Esteban AlonzoSierra 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 judgments of the district court are AFFIRMED.
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