USA v. Gildardo Bustamante-Olague
UNPUBLISHED OPINION FILED. [10-51094 Affirmed] Judge: EHJ , Judge: CH , Judge: JEG. Mandate pull date is 10/13/2011 for Appellant Gildardo Bustamante-Olague [10-51094]
Date Filed: 09/22/2011
IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
United States Court of Appeals
FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT
September 22, 2011
Lyle W. Cayce
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
GILDARDO BUSTAMANTE-OLAGUE, also known as Gilardo Bustamante,
Appeal from the United States District Court
for the Western District of Texas
USDC No. 3:10-CR-1748-1
Before JONES, Chief Judge, and HAYNES and GRAVES, Circuit Judges.
Gildardo Bustamante-Olague (Bustamante) pleaded guilty to one count of
illegal reentry. See 8 U.S.C. § 1326. The district court sentenced him to 57
months of imprisonment, within the guidelines range of imprisonment of 57 to
71 months. He argues that his within-guidelines sentence is greater than
necessary to satisfy the sentencing goals of 18 U.S.C. § 3553(a).
When, as here, the district court imposes a sentence within a properly
calculated guidelines range, the sentence is entitled to a presumption of
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 R. 47.5, the court has determined that this opinion should not
be published and is not precedent except under the limited circumstances set forth in 5TH CIR.
Date Filed: 09/22/2011
reasonableness. United States v. Alonzo, 435 F.3d 551, 554 (5th Cir. 2006).
Review is for abuse of discretion. Gall v. United States, 552 U.S. 38, 51-52
This court has rejected Bustamante’s argument that a prior conviction
should not be used to increase both the offense level and the criminal history
score, i.e., the double-counting argument. See, e.g., United States v. Duarte,
569 F.3d 528, 529-31 (5th Cir. 2009). This court has also rejected Bustamante’s
assertion that his illegal reentry was simply an international trespass. See, e.g.,
United States v. Aguirre-Villa, 460 F.3d 681, 683 (5th Cir. 2006).
As Bustamante acknowledges, his fast-track argument is foreclosed. See
United States v. Gomez-Herrera, 523 F.3d 554, 562-64 (5th Cir. 2008). As for
Bustamante’s personal history and circumstances, he has not shown that any
irrelevant or improper factor was considered, that any relevant factor was not
considered, or that the court’s weighing of those factors was a “clear error of
judgment.” United States v. Cooks, 589 F.3d 173, 186 (5th Cir. 2009), cert.
denied, 130 S. Ct. 1930 (2010).
Bustamante’s disagreement with the court’s assessment of the referenced
factors is insufficient to rebut the presumption that the sentence is reasonable.
See Alonzo, 435 F.3d at 554.
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