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United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit.

UNITED STATES of America Plaintiff-Appellee v. Dereck MEYER Defendant-Appellant

No. 18-2249

Decided: December 11, 2018

Before BENTON, SHEPHERD, and STRAS, Circuit Judges. Timothy T. Duax, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Shawn Wehde, U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Iowa, Sioux City, IA, for Plaintiff-Appellee Dereck Meyer, Pro Se


Dereck Dominick Meyer appeals the sentence the district court 1 imposed after revoking his supervised release. In counseled and pro se briefs, Meyer challenges the district court’s classification of his most serious violation as a Grade A violation. Having jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1291, this court affirms.

During the revocation hearing, the parties jointly recommended a revocation sentence of 21 months in prison, Meyer confirmed his agreement to that sentence, and the district court adopted the recommendation and imposed the recommended sentence. This court therefore concludes that any direct challenge to the sentence is foreclosed. See United States v. Nguyen, 46 F.3d 781, 783 (8th Cir. 1995) (“A defendant who explicitly and voluntarily exposes himself to a specific sentence may not challenge that punishment on appeal.”)

The judgment is affirmed. Counsel’s motion to withdraw is granted.


1.   The Honorable Leonard T. Strand, Chief Judge, United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa.


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