UNITED STATES of America, Appellee, v. Rayshod WASHINGTON, aka Shoddy, Kenneth Pettway, Jr., aka KPJ, Defendants-Appellants, Demetrius Black, Dee Black, Tyrone Brown, aka Ty Boog, Tariq Brown, aka Reek, aka Reek Havick Boog, aka Tyriq Brown, Quinton Thompson, aka Q, Eddie Allen, aka Pow Pow, aka Bundles, Montell Jones, aka Telly, Raymel Weeden, aka Ray Deuce, Derrick Ramos, aka Little D, Defendants.*
Defendant-appellant Rayshod Washington appeals from the judgment of the district court entered July 31, 2018, convicting him, following his guilty plea, of conspiracy to racketeer, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1962(d). Washington was sentenced to 144 months' imprisonment and five years' supervised release. On appeal, he challenges a standard condition of his supervised release under which his probation officer may require him to notify third parties that he poses a risk to them. We assume the parties' familiarity with the underlying facts, the procedural history of the case, and the issues on appeal.
Washington pleaded guilty on September 25, 2017 and was sentenced on July 25, 2018. As part of his sentence, the district court imposed several conditions of supervised release, among which was a condition that gave his probation officer the discretion to require Washington to notify third parties that he posed a risk to them. On January 25, 2019, we struck down an identical notification-of-risk provision. See United States v. Boles, 914 F.3d 95, 111-12 (2d Cir. 2019). In response, the Western District of New York (“W.D.N.Y.”) issued a standing order that replaced all notification-of-risk conditions for defendants in the district with the following language:
If the court determines in consultation with your probation officer that, based on your criminal record, personal history and characteristics, and the nature and circumstances of your offense, you pose a risk of committing further crimes against another person (including an organization), the probation officer may require you to notify the person about the risk and you must comply with that instruction. The probation officer may contact the person and confirm that you have notified the person about the risk.
In re: United States v. Boles, Amended Standing Order, (W.D.N.Y. Mar. 22, 2019), available at https://www.nywd.uscourts.gov/sites/nywd/files/PTPR-2019-AmendedBolesStandOrd.pdf.1
Because the applicable notification-of-risk condition of supervised release contemplates only that Washington “may” be required to notify a third party about the risk he poses after he serves his 144-month sentence and he has not yet been required to do so, his challenge is unripe. See United States v. Traficante, No. 18-1962, 966 F.3d 99, 106 (2d Cir. July 17, 2020) (“And while it could be argued that the standing order contemplates vesting the probation officer with a degree of discretion that is inconsistent with our holding in Boles, such a challenge would ․ be unripe, since the ostensibly improper delegation may never actually occur.”). Accordingly, we decline to reach Washington's delegation challenge.
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We have considered Washington's remaining arguments and conclude they are without merit. For the foregoing reasons, we AFFIRM the judgment of the district court.
1. Over one month after the W.D.N.Y. issued its amended standing order, Washington filed his appellate brief, in which he argued that “[i]n light of Boles, the 'risk' condition imposed upon [him] cannot be upheld.” Washington Br. at 17. His brief does not address the amended standing order.