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United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Fermin ORTUNO-VALDOVINOS, aka Fermin Ortuno, aka Fermin Ortuno-Valdivinos, Defendant-Appellant.

No. 20-10002

Decided: October 29, 2020

Before: McKEOWN, RAWLINSON, and FRIEDLAND, Circuit Judges. Christina Marie Cabanillas, Assistant U.S. Attorney, United States District Court, Evo A. DeConcini United States Courthouse, Tucson, AZ, for Plaintiff-Appellee Fermin Ortuno-Valdovinos, Pro Se


Fermin Ortuno-Valdovinos appeals from the district court's judgment and challenges his guilty-plea conviction and 24-month sentence for reentry of a removed alien, in violation of 8 U.S.C. § 1326. Pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738, 87 S.Ct. 1396, 18 L.Ed.2d 493 (1967), Ortuno-Valdovinos's counsel has filed a brief stating that there are no grounds for relief, along with a motion to withdraw as counsel of record. We have provided Ortuno-Valdovinos the opportunity to file a pro se supplemental brief. No pro se supplemental brief or answering brief has been filed.

Our independent review of the record pursuant to Penson v. Ohio, 488 U.S. 75, 80, 109 S.Ct. 346, 102 L.Ed.2d 300 (1988), discloses no arguable grounds for relief on direct appeal.

Counsel's motion to withdraw is GRANTED.


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