Villalpando v. USA
REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION OF UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE re 1 Motion to Vacate/Set Aside/Correct Sentence (2255) filed by Victor Manuel Villalpando. It is recommended that the above-styled case be dismissed without prejudice. Signed by Magistrate Judge Don D. Bush on 1/12/2012. (kls, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS
VICTOR M. VILLALPANDO, #15397-078
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
CIVIL ACTION NO. 4:11cv735
CRIMINAL ACTION NO. 4:08cr214(1)
REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION
OF UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
Victor M. Villalpando, an inmate confined in the Eden Correctional Institution in Eden,
Texas, filed “Petitioner’s Motion to a Federal Sentence Disparity.” After pleading guilty, he was
sentenced to 51 months of imprisonment on October 27, 2009, for his conviction of Smuggling
Goods from the United States and Aiding and Abetting, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 554 and 2. In
the present motion, Movant asks that his sentence be reduced from six months to one year due to his
“Immigration consequences (deportation orders), and the disparity of the Federal sentence between
a non-American citizen and an American citizen.” This case was docketed as a motion to vacate,
set aside, or correct his sentence pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2255. However, the appropriate method
for requesting a sentence reduction is to file a motion in the underlying criminal case. Accordingly,
this case should be dismissed as improvidently filed.
It is recommended that the above-styled case be dismissed without prejudice.
Within fourteen (14) days after receipt of the magistrate judge's report, any party may serve
and file written objections to the findings and recommendations contained in the report.
A party's failure to file written objections to the findings, conclusions and recommendations
contained in this Report within fourteen days after being served with a copy shall bar that party from
de novo review by the district judge of those findings, conclusions and recommendations and, except
on grounds of plain error, from appellate review of unobjected-to factual findings and legal
conclusions accepted and adopted by the district court. Douglass v. United Servs. Auto Ass'n, 79
F.3d 1415, 1430 (5th Cir. 1996) (en banc).
SIGNED this 12th day of January, 2012.
DON D. BUSH
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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