USA v. Jorge Turrubiartes-Gonzalez


UNPUBLISHED OPINION FILED. [16-40328 Affirmed ] Judge: TMR , Judge: PRO , Judge: JWE Mandate pull date is 06/15/2017 for Appellant Jorge Turrubiartes-Gonzalez [16-40328]

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Case: 16-40328 Document: 00514006656 Page: 1 Date Filed: 05/25/2017 IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT No. 16-40328 Summary Calendar United States Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit FILED May 25, 2017 Lyle W. Cayce Clerk UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff-Appellee v. JORGE TURRUBIARTES-GONZALEZ, also known as Rolando De La Cruz, Defendant-Appellant Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas USDC No. 7:15-CR-1457-1 Before REAVLEY, OWEN, and ELROD, Circuit Judges. PER CURIAM: * Jorge Turrubiartes-Gonzalez pleaded guilty to a single-count indictment charging him with illegal reentry by a previously deported alien in violation of 8 U.S.C. § 1326(a) & (b). On appeal, he argues that the district court erred in applying the 12-level “crime of violence” enhancement under U.S.S.G. § 2L1.2(b)(1)(A)(ii) (2015) based on his prior conviction of burglary of a habitation in violation of Texas Penal Code § 30.02(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 R. 47.5, the court has determined that this opinion should not be published and is not precedent except under the limited circumstances set forth in 5TH CIR.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. * Case: 16-40328 Document: 00514006656 Page: 2 Date Filed: 05/25/2017 No. 16-40328 We review de novo the district court’s interpretation and application of the Sentencing Guidelines, including its determination that a defendant’s prior conviction qualifies as a “crime of violence” under § 2L1.2. United States v. Diaz-Corado, 648 F.3d 290, 292 (5th Cir. 2011). In United States v. CondeCastaneda, 753 F.3d 172, 176-77 (5th Cir. 2014), we held that § 30.02(a) is a divisible statute and that a conviction under § 30.02(a)(1) qualifies as a generic burglary. We recently revisited the holding in Conde-Castaneda in light of Mathis v. United States, 136 S. Ct. 2243 (2016). United States v. Uribe, 838 F.3d 667, 670 (5th Cir. 2016) cert. denied, 2017 WL 661924 (Mar. 20, 2017) (No. 16-7969). In Uribe, we decided that § 30.02(a) “is elements-based, it is divisible and the modified categorical approach applies.” Id. at 671. The state court documents clearly show that Turrubiartes-Gonzalez was convicted under subsection (a)(1) of the Texas burglary statute. Accordingly, the district court properly applied the 12-level “crime of violence” enhancement under § 2L1.2(b)(1)(A)(ii). AFFIRMED. 2

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