UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Harold Trumain LASSITER, Defendant-Appellant.
Decided: August 07, 2019
Before WILKINSON, KING, and RICHARDSON, Circuit Judges.
Harold Trumain Lassiter, Appellant Pro Se.
Harold Trumain Lassiter appeals the district court's order denying his motion for reduction of sentence pursuant to section 404 of the First Step Act of 2018 (“2018 FSA”), Pub. L. No. 115-391, § 404, 132 Stat. 5194, 5222 (2018), which permits a district court to impose a reduced sentence for defendants convicted of covered offenses as if certain provisions of the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010 (“2010 FSA”), Pub. L. No. 111-220, §§ 2-3, 124 Stat. 2372, 2372 (2010), were in effect at the time the covered offense was committed. To qualify as a covered offense under the 2018 FSA, the conviction at issue had to have been modified by section 2 or 3 of the 2010 FSA. The offenses for which Lassiter was convicted and sentenced were not modified by section 2 or 3 of the 2010 FSA because they did not involve crack cocaine. Accordingly, we affirm the denial of relief for the reasons stated by the district court. United States v. Lassiter, No. 2:05-cr-00132-RBS-TEM-1 (E.D. Va., Feb. 27, 2019). We dispense with oral argument because the facts and legal contentions are adequately presented in the materials before this court and argument would not aid the decisional process.
Affirmed by unpublished per curiam opinion.
Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.
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