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United States Fourth Circuit

US v. Moreno-Tapia, 15-4610

Sentence for conviction of illegal reentry by a removed alien, 8 U.S.C. section 1326(a) and (b)(2), as well as failure to register as a sex offender under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), 18 U.S.C. section 2250 is affirmed where: 1) the district court properly denied defendant's motion to vacate the 2009 removal order and to withdraw his guilty plea to the charge of illegal reentry; and 2) there was no error in the district court's reliance on the vacated state convictions of indecent liberties with a child in determining defendant's sentencing range under the Sentencing Guidelines.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2017/01/26




  • United States Fourth Circuit


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