United States v. Sven Ehand

Filing 920110211

Opinion

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United States Court of Appeals FOR THE EIGHTH CIRCUIT ___________ No. 10-2208 ___________ United States of America, Appellee, v. Sven Ehand, also known as Mika Jakonen, Appellant. * * * * Appeal from the United States * District Court for the * Southern District of Iowa. * * [UNPUBLISHED] * * ___________ Submitted: December 28, 2010 Filed: February 11, 2011 ___________ Before WOLLMAN, MELLOY, and GRUENDER, Circuit Judges. ___________ PER CURIAM. Sven Ehand pled guilty to possessing fifteen or more counterfeit access devices, a violation of 18 U.S.C. 1029(a)(3), 2. The district court1 imposed a prison sentence of 12 months and 1 day, the lower end of the advisory guidelines range. On The Honorable John A. Jarvey, United States District Judge for the Southern District of Iowa. 1 appeal, Ehand's counsel has filed a brief under Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967), raising an ineffective-assistance claim.2 We decline to consider the ineffective-assistance claim on direct appeal. See United States v. Cain, 134 F.3d 1345, 1352 (8th Cir. 1998) (an ineffectiveassistance claim should be raised in a 28 U.S.C. 2255 petition). Furthermore, we conclude that the district court committed no procedural error and imposed a substantively reasonable sentence. See Gall v. United States, 552 U.S. 38, 51 (2007) (in reviewing a sentence, an appellate court first ensures that the district court committed no significant procedural error and then considers the substantive reasonableness of the sentence under an abuse-of-discretion standard); United States v. Haack, 403 F.3d 997, 1004 (8th Cir. 2005) (describing abuse of discretion). Having reviewed the record under Penson v. Ohio, 488 U.S. 75 (1988), we find no nonfrivolous issues. Accordingly, we affirm. ______________________________ After the Anders brief was filed, Ehand retained new counsel, who filed an appearance on his behalf on January 3, 2011. Ehand's original appellate counsel filed a motion to withdraw, which was granted on January 4, 2011. Ehand's newly retained counsel has not requested leave to file a supplemental brief. -2- 2

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