USA v. Stephanie Langloi
UNPUBLISHED OPINION FILED. [10-31009 Affirmed ] Judge: EGJ , Judge: EMG , Judge: CES Mandate pull date is 04/29/2011 for Appellant Stephanie O. Langlois; denying as unnecessary motion to strike portion of brief filed by Appellee USA [6761975-2] [10-31009]
Case: 10-31009 Document: 00511439444 Page: 1 Date Filed: 04/08/2011
IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
United States Court of Appeals
FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT
April 8, 2011
Lyle W. Cayce
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
STEPHANIE O. LANGLOIS, also known as Stephanie O’Neil,
Appeal from the United States District Court
for the Eastern District of Louisiana
USDC No. 2:10-CR-30-1
Before JOLLY, GARZA, and STEWART, Circuit Judges.
Stephanie O. Langlois, also known as Stephanie O’Neil (O’Neil), appeals
the sentence imposed for forging a government seal in violation of 18 U.S.C.
§ 506. The district court sentenced O’Neil to six months of imprisonment and
three years of supervised release and ordered her to pay $15,000 in restitution.
In the written plea agreement, O’Neil waived the right to appeal her
conviction and sentence except that she reserved the right to appeal a sentence
imposed in excess of the statutory maximum. Because the Government elects
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 R. 47.5, the court has determined that this opinion should not
be published and is not precedent except under the limited circumstances set forth in 5TH CIR .
Case: 10-31009 Document: 00511439444 Page: 2 Date Filed: 04/08/2011
not to enforce the appeal waiver, the waiver is not binding and does not bar the
instant appeal. See United States v. Story, 439 F.3d 226, 231 (5th Cir. 2006).
O’Neil contends that the district court committed reversible plain error by
failing to provide her with an opportunity to allocute. O’Neil’s claim of error is
subject to plain error review because she did not object to the district court’s
failure to provide her with an opportunity to allocute. See United States v.
Reyna, 358 F.3d 344, 350 (5th Cir. 2004) (en banc). The invitation to allocute
complied with Rule 32(i)(4)(A)(ii). See United States v. Hernandez, 291 F.3d 313,
315-16 (5th Cir. 2002).
The district court was not obligated to renew the
invitation to allocute after it discussed O’Neil’s mental health with her mother.
See id. at 316. We do not address O’Neil’s argument that she was denied the
right to allocute because the invitation to allocute preceded the victim allocution
and was not renewed thereafter because she raises the argument for the first
time in her reply brief. See United States v. Rodriguez, 602 F.3d 346, 360 (5th
O’Neil has failed to demonstrate any error, plain or otherwise.
judgment of the district court is AFFIRMED. The motion to strike the appendix
to the reply brief is DENIED as unnecessary.
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