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United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Rafael QUIROZ, Defendant-Appellant.

No. 19-10160

Decided: October 30, 2020

Before: McKEOWN, RAWLINSON, and FRIEDLAND, Circuit Judges. Kathleen Anne Servatius, Assistant U.S. Attorney, DOJ-USAO, Fresno, CA, for Plaintiff-Appellee Rafael Quiroz, Pro Se


Rafael Quiroz appeals from the district court's order denying his motions for a sentence reduction under 18 U.S.C. § 3582(c)(2) and Amendment 782, for return of property under Fed. R. Crim. P. 41(g), and to set aside forfeiture under 18 U.S.C. § 983(e) and Fed. R. Crim. P. 32.2(e). Pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738, 87 S.Ct. 1396, 18 L.Ed.2d 493 (1967), Quiroz's counsel has filed a brief stating that there are no grounds for relief, along with a motion to withdraw as counsel of record. Quiroz has filed pro se supplemental opening and reply briefs, and the government has filed an answering brief.

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.

Counsel's motion to withdraw is GRANTED.


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