USA v. Charles Robert Lester, No. 14-12442 (11th Cir. 2016)

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Case: 14-12442 Date Filed: 08/29/2016 Page: 1 of 2 [DO NOT PUBLISH] IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE ELEVENTH CIRCUIT ________________________ No. 14-12442 Non-Argument Calendar ________________________ D.C. Docket No. 5:13-cr-00050-ACC-PRL-1 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff-Appellee, versus CHARLES ROBERT LESTER, Defendant-Appellant. ________________________ Appeal from the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida ________________________ (August 29, 2016) Before ED CARNES, Chief Judge, HULL and MARCUS, Circuit Judges. PER CURIAM: Case: 14-12442 Date Filed: 08/29/2016 Page: 2 of 2 Michael Nielsen, appointed counsel for Charles Lester in this direct criminal appeal, has moved to withdraw from further representation of the appellant and filed a brief pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738, 87 S. Ct. 1396, 18 L. Ed. 2d 493 (1967). Our independent review of the entire record, including Lester’s pro se brief, reveals that counsel=s assessment of the relative merit of the appeal is correct. Because independent examination of the entire record reveals no arguable issues of merit, counsel=s motion to withdraw is GRANTED, and Lester’s conviction and sentence are AFFIRMED. Additionally, Lester’s motions for reconsideration of our earlier order denying his request to dismiss counsel, to dismiss counsel, and to allow him to proceed pro se are DENIED AS MOOT. 2