Gaspar-Ceballos v. USA

Filing 9

ORDER that movant Gaspar-Ceballos' Motion Under 28:2255 is denied and that CV-12-205-PHX-PGR is dismissed. The Clerk of Court shall enter judgment. ORDER that no certificate of appealability shall issue and that leave to appeal in forma pauperis is denied (please see attached order for complete information). Signed by Senior Judge Paul G Rosenblatt on 6/17/13. (TLJ)

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1 WO 2 3 4 5 6 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 7 FOR THE DISTRICT OF ARIZONA 8 9 10 United States of America, Plaintiff/Respondent, 11 12 13 14 15 vs. Jose Gaspar-Ceballos, Defendant/Movant. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) No. CV-12-00205-PHX-PGR (ECV) No. CR-10-01360-PHX-PGR ORDER 16 Having reviewed de novo the Report and Recommendation of Magistrate 17 Judge Voss notwithstanding that no party has filed any objections to the Report and 18 Recommendation, the Court finds that the Magistrate Judge correctly determined 19 that the movant’s Motion to Vacate, Set Aside of Correct Sentence by a Person in 20 Federal Custody, timely filed pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2255, should be denied. 21 The Court agrees with the Magistrate Judge that the record of the movant’s 22 criminal proceeding in no way supports the movant’s sole claim that his guilty plea 23 to the charge of reentry by a removed alien in violation of 8 U.S.C. § 1326 was not 24 knowingly and voluntarily entered as a result of his counsel’s allegedly deficient 25 representation. The transcripts of the movant’s change of plea hearing and of his 26 sentencing (Docs. 27 and 28 in CR-10-01360-PHX-PGR) and the minute entries 1 from those proceedings (Docs. 14 and 15 in CR-10-01360-PHX-PGR) establish that 2 the requirements of Fed.R.CrimP. 11 were fully complied with by the Court, that the 3 movant, with the help of certified court Spanish interpreters, fully understood the 4 proceedings, fully understood his rights, what he was pleading to, and the 5 ramifications of his plea, that he never complained to the Court about his counsel’s 6 representation at the time of those proceedings, and that his counsel diligently and 7 properly represented him during both proceedings. Therefore, 8 IT IS ORDERED that movant Gaspar-Ceballos’ Motion Under 28 U.S.C. § 9 2255 to Vacate, Set Aside, or Correct Sentence by a Person in Federal Custody 10 (Doc. 36 in CV-10-01360-PHX-PGR/Doc. 1 in CV-12-00205-PHX-PGR) is denied 11 and that CV-12-00205-PHX-PGR is dismissed. The Clerk of the Court shall enter 12 judgment accordingly. 13 IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that no certificate of appealability shall issue and 14 that leave to appeal in forma pauperis is denied because the movant has not made 15 a substantial showing of the denial of a constitutional right. 16 DATED this 17th day of June, 2013. 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 -2-

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