USA v. Carla Wilson


UNPUBLISHED OPINION FILED. [16-60735 Affirmed ] Judge: PEH , Judge: EHJ , Judge: JES Mandate pull date is 09/05/2017 for Appellant Carla Wilson [16-60735]

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Case: 16-60735 Document: 00514116724 Page: 1 Date Filed: 08/15/2017 IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT No. 16-60735 Summary Calendar United States Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit FILED August 15, 2017 Lyle W. Cayce Clerk UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff-Appellee v. CARLA WILSON, Defendant-Appellant Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi USDC No. 2:09-CR-1-1 Before HIGGINBOTHAM, JONES, and SMITH, Circuit Judges. PER CURIAM: * Carla Wilson appeals the 12-month prison term imposed on the revocation of her second term of supervised release on her guilty plea conviction for money laundering. See 18 U.S.C. § 3583(e). We affirm. Pretermitting the standard of review, because Wilson cannot prevail under any standard, we conclude that there is no merit to her claim that the district court violated her due process rights by failing to disclose to her the 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 R. 47.5, the court has determined that this opinion should not be published and is not precedent except under the limited circumstances set forth in 5TH CIR.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: 16-60735 Document: 00514116724 Page: 2 Date Filed: 08/15/2017 No. 16-60735 contents of a confidential report by the probation office. See United States v. Rodriguez, 523 F.3d 519, 525 (5th Cir. 2008); see also United States v. Puckett, 556 U.S. 129, 134, 135 (2009); United States v. Sierra-Hernandez, 192 F.3d 501, 503 (5th Cir. 1999). Our review of the record convinces us that the district court selected Wilson’s sentence before the report was prepared, although the sentence was not announced until after the report’s preparation, and that the sentence was based on her pre-revocation violations only. Also, we are unpersuaded by Wilson’s contention that the district court deferred sentencing so that it could consider her post-revocation conduct; the delay was granted solely so that Wilson might be available to assist her daughter, who was about to give birth. Thus, Wilson’s sentence is not “based upon erroneous and material information” and does not violate due process. United States v. Tobias, 662 F.2d 381, 388 (5th Cir. 1981). Again pretermitting the standard of review, because Wilson cannot prevail under the plain error standard or under the less restrictive plainly unreasonable standard ordinarily applicable to revocation sentences, we reject her claim that the revocation sentence is unreasonable. See Rodriguez, 523 F.3d at 525; see also Puckett, 556 U.S. at 134; United States v. Miller, 634 F.3d 841, 843 (5th Cir. 2011). Wilson’s 12-month sentence, although exceeding the guidelines policy statement range, is below the 24-month statutory maximum and thus legal. See United States v. McKinney, 520 F.3d 425, 427 (5th Cir. 2008). We routinely uphold revocation sentences above the advisory range but within the statutory maximum. See United States v. Whitelaw, 580 F.3d 256, 265 (5th Cir. 2009). In view of Wilson’s multiple violations of supervised release, we discern no infirmity in the sentence and therefore do not disturb it. See Miller, 634 F.3d at 843. AFFIRMED. 2

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