642 Fed.Appx. 694 (9th Cir. 2016), 13-10492, United States v. Luong

Docket Nº:13-10492
Citation:642 Fed.Appx. 694
Party Name:UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. HUY CHI LUONG, AKA Jimmy Luong, Defendant-Appellant,
Attorney:For UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff - Appellee: Jason Hitt, William S. Wong, Assistant U.S. Attorney, USSAC - Office of the U.S. Attorney, Sacramento, CA. For HUY CHI LUONG, AKA Jimmy Luong (-: X-Ref. 1133964), Defendant - Appellant: John Paul Balazs, Attorney, LAW OFFICES OF JOHN P. BALAZS, ...
Judge Panel:Before: TASHIMA and W. FLETCHER, Circuit Judges and GETTLEMAN,[**] Senior District Judge.
Case Date:March 04, 2016
Court:United States Courts of Appeals, Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
 
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642 Fed.Appx. 694 (9th Cir. 2016)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff-Appellee,

v.

HUY CHI LUONG, AKA Jimmy Luong, Defendant-Appellant,

No. 13-10492

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

March 4, 2016

Argued and Submitted, February 10, 2016 San Francisco, California

NOT FOR PUBLICATION. (See Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure Rule 32.1)

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California. D.C. No. 2:96-CR-350-WBS. William B. Shubb, District Judge, Presiding.

AFFIRMED.

For UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff - Appellee: Jason Hitt, William S. Wong, Assistant U.S. Attorney, USSAC - Office of the U.S. Attorney, Sacramento, CA.

For HUY CHI LUONG, AKA Jimmy Luong (-: X-Ref. 1133964), Defendant - Appellant: John Paul Balazs, Attorney, LAW OFFICES OF JOHN P. BALAZS, Sacramento, CA.

Before: TASHIMA and W. FLETCHER, Circuit Judges and GETTLEMAN,[**] Senior District Judge.

MEMORANDUM[*]

Appellant Huy Chi Luong appeals his 360-month sentence imposed in the Eastern District of California for money laundering. We have jurisdiction pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1291, and we affirm.

In the mid-1990s, appellant was one of the leaders of a criminal organization that robbed computer chip companies in California. In connection with these robberies,

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appellant was convicted and sentenced in the Northern District of California under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1961 et seq. (" RICO" ), to 300-months' imprisonment. Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 924(c), 60 months of appellant's 300-month Northern District sentence was required to run consecutively to any other sentence he received.

Appellant was also convicted in the Eastern District of California in the instant case for laundering the proceeds from the robberies of two computer chip companies that were not charged as a part of the Northern District case. The Eastern District Court sentenced appellant to a total of 360-months' imprisonment. The district court ordered that 240 months of appellant's sentence run concurrently to appellant's 240-month Northern District sentence...

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