USA v. Rubicel Cardenas-Mendoza


UNPUBLISHED OPINION FILED. [14-41406 Dismissed as Frivolous, 14-41407 Dismissed as Frivolous] Judge: WED , Judge: LHS , Judge: SAH. Mandate pull date is 01/11/2017 for Appellants Rubicel Cardenas-Mendoza and Cesar Cardenas-Mendoza; granting motion to withdraw as counsel filed by Mr. Armando Cavada [8182239-2], granting motion to withdraw as counsel filed by Mr. Armando Cavada [7945920-2] [14-41406, 14-41407]

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Case: 14-41406 Document: 00513808267 Page: 1 Date Filed: 12/21/2016 IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT No. 14-41406 Summary Calendar United States Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit FILED December 21, 2016 Lyle W. Cayce Clerk UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff-Appellee v. RUBICEL CARDENAS-MENDOZA, also known as Caesar CardenasMendoza, Defendant-Appellant Cons. w/No. 14-41407 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff-Appellee v. CESAR CARDENAS-MENDOZA, Defendant-Appellant Appeals from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas USDC No. 2:14-CR-504-5 USDC No. 2:12-CR-366-1 Case: 14-41406 Document: 00513808267 Page: 2 Date Filed: 12/21/2016 No. 14-41406 c/w No. 14-41407 Before DAVIS, SOUTHWICK, and HIGGINSON, Circuit Judges. PER CURIAM: * The attorney appointed to represent Rubicel Cardenas-Mendoza 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). Cardenas-Mendoza has not filed a response. We have reviewed counsel’s brief and the relevant portions of the record reflected therein. We concur with counsel’s assessment that the appeal presents no nonfrivolous issue for appellate review. Accordingly, counsel’s 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. 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 R. 47.5, the court has determined that this opinion should not be published and is not precedent except under the limited circumstances set forth in 5TH CIR.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. * 2

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