Joaquin Cantera Cordova, Appellant, v. United States of America, Appellee, 337 F.2d 614 (5th Cir. 1964)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit - 337 F.2d 614 (5th Cir. 1964) October 19, 1964

Joaquin Cantera Cordova, Atlanta, Ga., pro se.

Robert C. Josefsberg, Asst. U. S. Atty., William A. Meadows, Jr., U. S. Atty., Miami, Fla., for appellee.

Before RIVES and BELL, Circuit Judges and SPEARS, District Judge.

PER CURIAM.


Appellant, having been convicted and sentenced to serve ten (10) years imprisonment for violating Section 4744(a), Title 26, United States Code, contends in his "Motion to Correct Illegal Sentence" that his sentence was excessive, relying upon the provisions of Section 7237, Title 26, United States Code, which, before amendment, permitted a maximum sentence for first offenders of five (5) years imprisonment. It appears, however, that Section 7237 was amended prior to the time appellant committed the offenses for which he was convicted and, as amended, authorizes a maximum sentence for first offenders of ten (10) years. The judgment is, therefore, affirmed.