Dawkins v. United States of America
ORDER ADOPTING 39 MAGISTRATE'S REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION. The Motion to Vacate Sentence (ECF No. 1 ) is DENIED. Certificate of Appealability: DENIED. Signed by Judge Marcia G. Cooke on 4/27/2021. See attached document for full details. (jbs)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
Case No. 16-Civ-22750-COOKE
(Case No. 08-Cr-20870-COOKE)
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
ORDER ADOPTING MAGISTRATE’S REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION
THIS MATTER was referred to the Honorable Lissette Reid, U.S. Magistrate,
pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(B) and S.D. Fla. Admin. Order 2019-2, for a report and
recommendation on Movant’s Motion to Vacate Sentence Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2255 (the
“Motion”). ECF No. 33. On February 1, 2021, Judge Reid issued a Report and
Recommendation (the “Report”) on Movant’s Motion. ECF No. 39. In her Report, Judge
Reid recommends that: 1) Movant’s Motion be denied; 2) no Certificate of Appealability be
issued; and 3) that this case be CLOSED by the Clerk of Court. Movant filed Objections to
Judge Reid’s Report on February 15, 2021. ECF No. 40.
I have reviewed Judge Reid’s Report and Recommendation, the objections thereto,
and I have made a de novo review of the record. Upon doing so, I find Judge Reid’s Report
and Recommendation to be clear, cogent, and compelling. Therefore, it is ORDERED and
ADJUDGED that Judge Reid’s Report and Recommendation (ECF No. 39) is AFFIRMED
and ADOPTED as the Order of this Court. Accordingly, the Motion to Vacate Sentence
(ECF No. 1) is DENIED. Furthermore, a certificate of appealability is DENIED. The Clerk
is directed to CLOSE the case.
DONE and ORDERED in chambers, at Miami, Florida, this 27th day of April 2021.
Copies furnished to:
Lissette Reid, U.S. Magistrate Judge
Counsel of record
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