USA v. Gary Alfaro
UNPUBLISHED OPINION FILED. [16-10054 Affirmed] Judge: EGJ, Judge: PRO, Judge: CH. Mandate pull date is 10/13/2017 [16-10054]
Date Filed: 09/22/2017
IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT
United States Court of Appeals
September 22, 2017
Lyle W. Cayce
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
GARY EQUILUZ ALFARO, also known as Gordo, also known as G2, also
known as G.,
Appeal from the United States District Court
for the Northern District of Texas
USDC No. 3:10-CR-42-3
Before JOLLY, OWEN, and HAYNES, Circuit Judges.
PER CURIAM: *
Gary Equiluz Alfaro, federal prisoner # 43041-177, appeals the district
court’s denial of his 18 U.S.C. § 3582(c)(2) motion for a sentence reduction
based on Amendment 782 to the Sentencing Guidelines. He contends that the
district court abused its discretion in denying his § 3582(c)(2) motion in a
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 R. 47.5, the court has determined that this opinion should not
be published and is not precedent except under the limited circumstances set forth in 5TH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: 09/22/2017
“Blanket Form Order” without meaningfully considering the relevant factors,
specifically, his post-sentencing rehabilitative efforts.
The district court correctly recognized that Alfaro was eligible for a
sentence reduction. See Dillon v. United States, 560 U.S. 817, 826-27 (2010).
However, the district court was under no obligation to grant him one. See
United States v. Evans, 587 F.3d 667, 673 (5th Cir. 2009). Alfaro’s arguments
in favor of a sentence reduction, including his post-sentencing rehabilitative
efforts, were set forth in his § 3582(c)(2) motion. His post-sentencing conduct,
both positive and negative, was also addressed in the probation officer’s
worksheet. In denying Alfaro’s § 3582(c)(2) motion, the district court noted
that he had several disciplinary cases, the most recent one less than two
months prior to the court’s order. Because the record shows that the district
court gave due consideration to Alfaro’s § 3582(c)(2) motion, as well as the
applicable policy statements and sentencing factors, Alfaro has not shown that
the district court abused its discretion in denying the motion. See United
States v. Henderson, 636 F.3d 713, 717-18 (5th Cir. 2011); United States v.
Whitebird, 55 F.3d 1007, 1010 (5th Cir. 1995). Accordingly, the district court’s
judgment is AFFIRMED.
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