USA v. Fuentes-Soto
IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT United States Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit
No. 07-50501 Conference Calendar
November 8, 2007 Charles R. Fulbruge III Clerk
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Plaintiff-Appellee v. SALUD MANUEL FUENTES-SOTO Defendant-Appellant
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas USDC No. 3:06-CR-2484-ALL
Before KING, BARKSDALE, and DENNIS, Circuit Judges. PER CURIAM:* Appealing the Judgment in a Criminal Case, Salud Manuel Fuentes-Soto 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. See United States v.
Pineda-Arrellano, 492 F.3d 624, 625 (5th Cir. 2007), petition for cert. filed (Aug.
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 R. 47.5, the court has determined that this opinion should not be published and is not precedent except under the limited circumstances set forth in 5TH CIR.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. 07-50501 28, 2007) (No. 07-6202). The Government's motion for summary affirmance is GRANTED, and the judgment of the district court is AFFIRMED.
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