United States
v.
Franco-Guevara

UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUITOct 30, 2015
620 Fed. Appx. 369 (5th Cir. 2015)

No. 15-40198

10-30-2015

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff-Appellee v. BERNARDO FRANCO-GUEVARA, also known as Ernesto Velasco-Escobar, also known as Ernesto Franco-Guevara, Defendant-Appellant


Summary Calendar Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
USDC No. 7:14-CR-1514
Before HIGGINBOTHAM, ELROD, and SOUTHWICK, Circuit Judges. PER CURIAM:

Pursuant to 5TH CIR. R. 47.5, the court has determined that this opinion should not be published and is not precedent except under the limited circumstances set forth in 5TH CIR. R. 47.5.4. --------

The Federal Public Defender appointed to represent Bernardo Franco-Guevara has moved for leave to withdraw and has filed a brief in accordance with Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967), and United States v. Flores, 632 F.3d 229 (5th Cir. 2011). Franco-Guevara has filed a response and has moved for the appointment of substitute counsel. We have reviewed counsel's brief and the relevant portions of the record reflected therein, as well as Franco-Guevara's response. We concur with counsel's assessment that the appeal presents no nonfrivolous issue for appellate review. Accordingly, counsel's motion for leave to withdraw is GRANTED, and counsel is excused from further responsibilities herein. Franco-Guevara's motion for the appointment of substitute counsel is DENIED as untimely. See United States v. Wagner, 158 F.3d 901, 902-03 (5th Cir. 1998). The APPEAL IS DISMISSED. See 5TH CIR. R. 42.2.