United States v. Oluwaseyi Sadipe


PER CURIAM OPINION FILED - THE COURT: James B. Loken, Diana E. Murphy and Kermit E. Bye. The motion to withdraw as appointed counsel is granted. (UNPUBLISHED) [4376578] [15-2302]--[Edited 03/11/2016 by YML]

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United States Court of Appeals For the Eighth Circuit ___________________________ No. 15-2302 ___________________________ United States of America lllllllllllllllllllll Plaintiff - Appellee v. Oluwaseyi Ademola Sadipe lllllllllllllllllllll Defendant - Appellant ____________ Appeal from United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa - Ft. Dodge ____________ Submitted: March 7, 2016 Filed: March 11, 2016 [Unpublished] ____________ Before LOKEN, MURPHY, and BYE, Circuit Judges. ____________ PER CURIAM. After a jury found Oluwaseyi Sadipe guilty of misuse of a social security number, aggravated identity theft, and falsely claiming United States citizenship, the district court1 sentenced him to a total of 25 months in prison and 3 years of 1 The Honorable Mark W. Bennett, United States District Judge for the Northern District of Iowa. Appellate Case: 15-2302 Page: 1 Date Filed: 03/11/2016 Entry ID: 4376578 supervised release, and imposed restitution of $2,276.35. On appeal, Sadipe’s counsel has filed a brief under Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967), challenging the sufficiency of the evidence, and Sadipe has filed a pro se supplemental brief. Following careful review of the record, see United States v. West, 596 F.3d 906, 910 (8th Cir. 2010), we find the evidence--Sadipe’s repeated representations, and repeated use of his infant son’s social security number, on documents that Sadipe completed to open and use a checking account in his name--was sufficient to support his convictions for misuse of a social security number and for identity theft. See 42 U.S.C. § 408(a)(7)(B); 18 U.S.C. § 1028A(a)(1), (c)(11); United States v. Hines, 472 F.3d 1038, 1039-40 (8th Cir. 2007) (per curiam) (aggravated identity theft); United States v. McKnight, 17 F.3d 1139, 1143 (8th Cir. 1994) (misuse of social security number). We also find there was sufficient evidence to support the convictions for falsely claiming United States citizenship based on the information that Sadipe completed on employment forms. See United States v. Rodriguez-Ayala, 773 F.3d 65, 67 (8th Cir. 2014) (affirming 18 U.S.C. § 911 conviction based on evidence that defendant signed application stating he was United States citizen and attesting that all facts in it were true), cert. denied, 136 S. Ct. 85 (2015). We decline to consider Sadipe’s unspecific and unpreserved pro se arguments challenging pretrial matters and voir dire, and the record is not adequately developed to address his broad and undeveloped claim of ineffective assistance. See United States v. Looking Cloud, 419 F.3d 781, 788-89 (8th Cir. 2005) (absent exceptional circumstances, claims of ineffective assistance are better raised in 28 U.S.C. § 2255 proceedings). Finally, having reviewed the record under Penson v. Ohio, 488 U.S. 75, 80 (1988), we have found no nonfrivolous issues. The judgment is affirmed, and counsel’s motion to withdraw is granted. ______________________________ -2Appellate Case: 15-2302 Page: 2 Date Filed: 03/11/2016 Entry ID: 4376578

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