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United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Edgardo RIVERA-QUILES, Defendant-Appellant.

Nos. 18-2460 & 18-2461

Decided: October 16, 2019

Before WILLIAM J. BAUER, Circuit Judge, KENNETH F. RIPPLE, Circuit Judge, DAVID F. HAMILTON, Circuit Judge Jonathan H. Koenig, Attorney, Benjamin Taibleson, Attorney, Rebecca Taibleson, Attorney, Office of the United States Attorney, Milwaukee, WI, for Plaintiff - Appellee Thomas W. Patton, Attorney, Office of the Federal Public Defender, Peoria, IL, Colleen McNichols Ramais, Attorney, Office of the Federal Public Defender, Urbana, IL, for Defendant - Appellant


Edgardo Rivera-Quiles pleaded guilty in two different cases to conspiracy to distribute controlled substances. Before his sentencing hearing, the district court circulated a list of proposed conditions of supervision. At the hearing, the district court pronounced his sentence and incorporated those conditions by reference. On appeal, Rivera-Quiles initially argued that the district court procedurally erred by incorporating the circulated list of conditions without adding it to the record. After his opening brief, however, the district court supplemented the record with that list, curing any procedural defect. These appeals are therefore moot. We decline the defendant’s invitation to issue an advisory order to clarify the proper procedure for incorporating conditions.


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