USA v. George Knott
UNPUBLISHED OPINION FILED. [14-40129 Dismissed as Frivolous] Judge: CDK , Judge: JLD , Judge: LHS. Mandate pull date is 01/06/2015 for Appellant George Anthony Knotts; granting motion to withdraw as counsel filed by Mrs. Camille M. Knight [7669318-2]; denying motion to withdraw as counsel filed by Mrs. Camille M. Knight [7733846-2]; denying motion to appoint counsel filed by Mrs. Camille M. Knight [7733846-3] [14-40129]
Date Filed: 12/16/2014
IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT
United States Court of Appeals
December 16, 2014
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
Lyle W. Cayce
GEORGE ANTHONY KNOTTS,
Appeal from the United States District Court
for the Eastern District of Texas
USDC No. 4:12-CR-182-5
Before KING, DENNIS, and SOUTHWICK, Circuit Judges.
PER CURIAM: *
The attorney appointed to represent George Anthony Knotts has moved
for leave to withdraw and has filed a brief in accordance with Anders v.
California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967), and United States v. Flores, 632 F.3d 229 (5th
Cir. 2011). Knotts has filed a response. The record is not sufficiently developed
to allow us to make a fair evaluation of Knotts’s claim of ineffective assistance
of counsel; we therefore decline to consider the claim without prejudice to
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 R. 47.5, the court has determined that this opinion should not
be published and is not precedent except under the limited circumstances set forth in 5TH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.
Date Filed: 12/16/2014
collateral review. See United States v. Isgar, 739 F.3d 829, 841 (5th Cir.), cert.
denied, 135 S. Ct. 123 (2014).
We have reviewed counsel’s brief and the relevant portions of the record
reflected therein, as well as Knotts’s response.
We concur with counsel’s
assessment that the appeal presents no nonfrivolous issue for appellate review.
Accordingly, the motion for leave to withdraw is GRANTED, counsel is excused
from further responsibilities herein, and the APPEAL IS DISMISSED. See
5TH CIR. R. 42.2.
Counsel’s alternative motion for leave to withdraw is
DENIED as moot.
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