Gonzalez Hinojosa v. United States of America

Filing 19

ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS re: 10 MOTION to Dismiss 1 Motion to Vacate/Set Aside/Correct Sentence (2255) - McALLEN , Case terminated on 4/11/2017. A Certificate of Appealability is DENIED.(Signed by Judge Micaela Alvarez) Parties notified.(BelindaSaenz, 7)

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United States District Court Southern District of Texas ENTERED UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS MCALLEN DIVISION JESUS GONZALEZ HINOJOSA Movant VS. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Respondent § § § § § § CIVIL ACTION NO. CRIMINAL NO. April 11, 2017 David J. Bradley, Clerk M-14-940 M-11-284-2 ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION Pending before the Court is Movant’s motion to vacate, set aside, or correct sentence pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §2255, which motion had been referred to the Magistrate Court for a report and recommendation. On March 21, 2017, the Magistrate Court issued the Report and Recommendation, recommending that Respondent’s Motion to Dismiss (Dkt. Entry No. 10) be granted, and that Movant’s section 2255 motion be denied on the record, and that the claims be dismissed with prejudice, and that a Certificate of Appealability be denied upon the issuance of this Court’s final order. The time for filing objections has passed, and no objections have been filed. Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 72(b), the Court has reviewed the Report and Recommendation for clear error.1 Finding no clear error, the Court adopts the Report and Recommendation in its entirety.2 1 As noted by the Fifth Circuit, “[t]he advisory committee’s note to Rule 72(b) states that, ‘[w]hen no timely objection is filed, the [district] court need only satisfy itself that there is no clear error on the face of the record in order to accept the recommendation.” Douglas v. United Services Auto. Ass’n, 79 F.3d 1415, 1420 (5th Cir. 1996)(quoting Fed. R. Civ. P.72(b) advisory committee’s note (1983)) superceded by statute on other grounds by 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1), as stated in ACS Recovery Servs., Inc v. Griffin, No. 11-40446, 2012 WL 1071216, at *7 n.5 (5th Cir. April 2, 2012) (The Court does note one factual inaccuracy, on page 2 – that “Movant, through counsel, timely filed his original § 2255 motion. . .” Movant is actually proceeding pro se, as reflected later in the Report.) 2 The Court makes an additional observation. In his Reply Declaration (Dkt. No. 14), Movant contends that counsel assured him that Movant’s prior marijuana case would only be introduced if Movant testified and that Movant was “shocked” when it was introduced on the last day of trial. The record again belies Movant’s contention as counsel responded to the Government’s 404(b) notice by acknowledging its admissibility to show other purposes including knowledge but arguing against admission in the response and at the pre-trial hearing on the motion in limine. Movant was present at this hearing. 1/2 Accordingly, it is hereby ORDERED that Respondent’s Motion to Dismiss (Dkt. Entry No. 10) is GRANTED, Movant’s section 2255 is DENIED on the record, and the claims are DISMISSED with prejudice. A Certificate of Appealability is DENIED. IT IS SO ORDERED. DONE at McAllen, Texas, this 11th day of April, 2017. ___________________________________ Micaela Alvarez United States District Judge 2/2

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