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United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit.

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Cedric Deshaun BANKS, Defendant-Appellant.

No. 19-14995

Decided: April 28, 2021

Before JILL PRYOR, LAGOA and BRASHER, Circuit Judges. Scott Alan Gray, The University of Alabama System, Tuscaloosa, AL, Oliver McDonald, U.S. Attorney Service - Southern District of Alabama, U.S. Attorney's Office, Mobile, AL for Plaintiff - Appellee Cedric Deshaun Banks, Pro Se

William K. Bradford, appointed counsel for Cedric Deshaun Banks in this direct criminal appeal, has moved to withdraw from further representation of the appellant and filed a brief pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738, 87 S.Ct. 1396, 18 L.Ed.2d 493 (1967). Our independent review of the entire record reveals that counsel's assessment of the relative merit of the appeal is correct. Because independent examination of the entire record reveals no arguable issues of merit, counsel's motion to withdraw is GRANTED, and Banks's conviction and sentence are AFFIRMED. Further, the government's motion to dismiss the appeal based on a valid appeal waiver and Banks's motion to discharge counsel and proceed pro se are DENIED as moot.


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