USA v. Jeremy Stout
Per Curiam OPINION filed : AFFIRMED. Decision not for publication. Danny J. Boggs, David W. McKeague, and Richard Allen Griffin, Circuit Judge.
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File Name: 17a0220n.06
UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE SIXTH CIRCUIT
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
Apr 14, 2017
DEBORAH S. HUNT, Clerk
ON APPEAL FROM THE UNITED
STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR
THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF
BEFORE: BOGGS, McKEAGUE, and GRIFFIN, Circuit Judges.
PER CURIAM. Jeremy Stout appeals the district court’s restitution order.
Stout pleaded guilty to receiving child pornography, in violation of 18 U.S.C.
§ 2252(a)(2). The district court sentenced him to 142 months in prison and ordered him to pay
$2,000 in restitution to one of the victims.
On appeal, Stout argues that the restitution order is improper because, rather than
determining the appropriate restitution amount based on the facts of his case, the district court
relied on a grid that it had created in a previous case to promote uniformity when determining
restitution awards in child pornography cases.1 We generally review for an abuse of discretion
We note that Stout’s first appointed counsel filed an Anders brief, asserting a different claim of
error (i.e., a substantive unreasonableness challenge to the term of imprisonment) and moving for
leave to withdraw as counsel. See Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967). The motion to
withdraw was granted. Second appointed counsel then filed an appellate brief challenging only
the restitution order, without even mentioning the substantive unreasonableness claim. Because
Stout’s current counsel of record appears to have abandoned the challenge to the term of
No. 16-5223, United States v. Stout
the specific amount of restitution awarded by a district court. United States v. Hargrove,
714 F.3d 371, 373 (6th Cir. 2013). But Stout has waived his right to challenge the restitution
amount, given his counsel’s statements during the sentencing hearing that Stout would “be fine
with” a $2,000 award and that such an award “is agreeable.” See United States v. Priddy,
808 F.3d 676, 681-82 (6th Cir. 2015) (recognizing that, by agreeing in open court with a judge’s
proposed course of conduct, a defendant waives the right to challenge that conduct on appeal);
United States v. Kennedy, 499 F.3d 547, 552-53 (6th Cir. 2007) (same).
Accordingly, we AFFIRM the district court’s judgment of sentence.
imprisonment, and because we find it to be meritless anyway, this opinion focuses on Stout’s
challenge to the restitution order.
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