U.S.
v.
Valles-Juarez

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth CircuitAug 8, 2007
235 Fed. Appx. 312 (5th Cir. 2007)

No. 07-50312, Conference Calendar.

August 8, 2007.

Joseph H. Gay, Jr, Assistant Us Attorney, U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Texas, San Antonio, TX, for Plaintiff-Appellee.

Philip J. Lynch, Federal Public Defender's Office, Western District of Texas, San Antonio, TX, for Defendant-Appellant.

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, USDC No. 3:06-CR-2233-ALL.

Before DENNIS, CLEMENT, and PRADO, Circuit Judges.


Appealing the Judgment in a Criminal Case, Sergio Enrique Valles-Juarez raises arguments that are foreclosed by Almendarez-Torres v. United States, 523 U.S. 224, 235, 118 S.Ct. 1219, 140 L.Ed.2d 350 (1998), which held that 8 U.S.C. § 1326(b)(2) is a penalty provision and not a separate criminal offense. The Government's motion for summary affirmance is GRANTED, and the judgment of the district court is AFFIRMED.