William Abbott v. USA
UNPUBLISHED OPINION FILED. [16-41168 Affirmed] Judge: EGJ, Judge: JES, Judge: JEG. Mandate pull date is 08/14/2017; denying motion for vacatur and return of imposed criminal fines filed by Appellant Mr. William R. Abbott [8303579-2]; denying motion for sanctions filed by Appellant Mr. William R. Abbott [8303579-3] [16-41168]
Date Filed: 06/21/2017
IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT
United States Court of Appeals
June 21, 2017
Lyle W. Cayce
WILLIAM R. ABBOTT,
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
Appeal from the United States District Court
for the Eastern District of Texas
USDC No. 5:15-CV-35
Before JOLLY, SMITH, and GRAVES, Circuit Judges.
PER CURIAM: *
William Russell Abbott, federal prisoner # 57819-083, was convicted in
2008 in the Eastern District of Virginia of attempting to entice a minor to
engage in illegal sexual acts for which a person could be charged with a
criminal offense and of transporting child pornography.
Abbott filed the
instant motion challenging the legality of his criminal conviction and sentence.
The pleading was construed by the district court as a petition for a writ 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 R. 47.5, the court has determined that this opinion should not
be published and is not precedent except under the limited circumstances set forth in 5TH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. R. 47.5.4.
Date Filed: 06/21/2017
habeas corpus under 28 U.S.C. § 2241. It was dismissed because Abbott had
not shown that he may proceed under the Savings Clause of 28 U.S.C. § 2255.
Abbott contends that he was convicted of a nonexistent offense and is
innocent because the offense did not involve a minor victim. He complains also
that an interstate nexus was not established. Because these claims are not
based on a retroactively applicable Supreme Court decision, Abbott has not
satisfied the standard for filing a § 2241 petition under the Savings Clause of
§ 2255. See Reyes-Requena v. United States, 243 F.3d 893, 904 (5th Cir. 2001).
The judgment is AFFIRMED. Abbott’s motion for extraordinary relief and for
sanctions is DENIED.
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