UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Barbara Jean DENNIS, Defendant-Appellant.
Decided: June 08, 2020
Before: LEAVY, PAEZ, and BENNETT, Circuit Judges.
Peter Stuart Levitt, Esquire, Assistant U.S. Attorney, USLV - Office of the U.S. Attorney, Las Vegas, NV, Elizabeth Olson White, Esquire, Assistant U.S. Attorney, USRE - Office of the US Attorney-Reno, Reno, NV, for Plaintiff-Appellee Barbara Jean Dennis, Pro Se
Barbara Jean Dennis appeals from the district court’s amended judgment and challenges the $10,000 fine imposed following her guilty-plea conviction for bankruptcy fraud, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 157(1). Pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738, 87 S.Ct. 1396, 18 L.Ed.2d 493 (1967), Dennis’s counsel has filed a brief stating that there are no grounds for relief, along with a motion to withdraw as counsel of record. Dennis has filed two pro se opening briefs, both of which the court has considered. No 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.
Dennis’s pro se motions, as supplemented by her exhibit, to terminate counsel and appoint new counsel, and to strike all documents filed by appointed counsel, are DENIED. Dennis’s further request that the court order an audio file of the November 20, 2018, district court hearing is DENIED. Dennis’s motions for a 60-day extension of time to file the pro se supplemental brief are denied as moot.
Counsel’s motion to withdraw is GRANTED.
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