United States v. Ruan-Rochin, 022312 FED9, 10-10580

Docket Nº:10-10580
Party Name:UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff - Appellee, v. MANUEL DE JESUS RUAN-ROCHIN, a.k.a. Manuel Ruan-Rochin, Defendant-Appellant.
Judge Panel:Before: FERNANDEZ, MCKEOWN, and BYBEE, Circuit Judges.
Case Date:February 23, 2012
Court:United States Courts of Appeals, Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
 
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff - Appellee,

v.

MANUEL DE JESUS RUAN-ROCHIN, a.k.a. Manuel Ruan-Rochin, Defendant-Appellant.

No. 10-10580

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

February 23, 2012

NOT FOR PUBLICATION

Submitted February 21, 2012 [**]

Appeal from the United States District Court No. 4:09-cr-01120-DCB for the District of Arizona David C. Bury, District Judge, Presiding

Before: FERNANDEZ, MCKEOWN, and BYBEE, Circuit Judges.

MEMORANDUM [*]

Manuel de Jesus Ruan-Rochin appeals from the 60-month sentence imposed following his guilty-plea conviction for possession with intent to distribute approximately 1, 601 kilograms of marijuana, in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(A)(vii). Pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967), Ruan-Rochin's counsel has filed a brief stating there are no grounds for relief, along with a motion to withdraw as counsel of record. We have provided the appellant with 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, 80-81 (1988), discloses no arguable grounds for relief on direct appeal. We dismiss in light of the valid appeal waiver. See United States v. Nguyen, 235 F.3d 1179, 1182 (9th Cir. 2000).

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