UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Jesus Angel LOPEZ, Defendant-Appellant.
Decided: March 06, 2020
Before: MURGUIA, CHRISTEN, and BADE, Circuit Judges.
Paul C. LeBlanc, Esquire, Assistant U.S. Attorney, AUSA - Office of the U.S. Attorney, Criminal Division, Santa Ana, CA, L. Ashley Aull, Assistant U.S. Attorney, DOJ - Office of the U.S. Attorney, Los Angeles, CA, for Plaintiff - Appellee Jesus Angel Lopez, Pro Se
Jesus Angel Lopez appeals from the district court’s judgment and challenges his guilty-plea convictions and aggregate 152-month sentence for possession with intent to distribute heroin, in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(B)(i); possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)(A)(i); and being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1). Pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738, 87 S.Ct. 1396, 18 L.Ed.2d 493 (1967), Lopez’s counsel has filed a brief stating that there are no grounds for relief, along with a motion to withdraw as counsel of record. We have provided Lopez the opportunity to file a pro se supplemental brief. No pro se supplemental brief or answering brief has been filed.
Our independent review of the record pursuant to Penson v. Ohio, 488 U.S. 75, 80, 109 S.Ct. 346, 102 L.Ed.2d 300 (1988), discloses no arguable grounds for relief on direct appeal.
Counsel’s motion to withdraw is GRANTED.
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