56 F.3d 71 (9th Cir. 1995), 94-56710, Klingenhofer v. U.S.

Docket Nº:94-56710.
Citation:56 F.3d 71
Party Name:David F. KLINGENHOFER, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. UNITED STATES of America, Defendant-Appellee.
Case Date:May 18, 1995
Court:United States Courts of Appeals, Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

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56 F.3d 71 (9th Cir. 1995)

David F. KLINGENHOFER, Plaintiff-Appellant,


UNITED STATES of America, Defendant-Appellee.

No. 94-56710.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

May 18, 1995

Submitted May 16, 1995. [*]

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Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of California, Nos. CV-94-00572-IEG, CR-93-00195-IEG. Irma E. Gonzalez, District Judge, Presiding.



Before: WALLACE, Chief Judge, HUG and NOONAN, Circuit Judges.



Federal prisoner David F. Klingenhofer appeals pro se the district court's denial of his motion brought under 28 U.S.C. § 2255 to correct the sentence imposed upon him for receiving stolen property (18 U.S.C. § 641) and engaging in a monetary transaction in property derived from unlawful activity (18 U.S.C. § 1957). We affirm.

Klingenhofer contends the district court erred by enhancing his offense level by two points under U.S.S.G. § 2S1.2(b)(1)(B) for his knowledge that the funds were the product of unlawful activity because this enhancement constitutes double counting for the same conduct penalized in 18 U.S.C. § 1957.

A petitioner may not raise nonconstitutional sentencing errors in a section 2255 motion unless he objects contemporaneously or on direct appeal. United States v. Schlesinger, 49 F.3d 483, 485 (9th Cir. 1995). Because Klingenhofer did not object to this portion of the presentence report or otherwise challenge the district court's determination of his offense level at sentencing, his challenge to his sentence may not be raised in a section 2255 motion. See Schlesinger, 49 F.3d at 485. Moreover, Klingenhofer failed to raise this issue in his...

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