US v. Elver Diaz-Vega, No. 13-7538 (4th Cir. 2013)

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UNPUBLISHED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT No. 13-7538 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff Appellee, v. ELVER DIAZ-VEGA, a/k/a Elver Vega-Diaz, Mendez-Vega, a/k/a Al, a/k/a Raymond Sanchez, a/k/a Elver Defendant - Appellant. Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, at Columbia. Cameron McGowan Currie, Senior District Judge. (3:09-cr-00930-CMC-2; 3:12-cv-03590-CMC) Submitted: November 21, 2013 Decided: November 26, 2013 Before KING, DUNCAN, and DIAZ, Circuit Judges. Dismissed by unpublished per curiam opinion. Elver Diaz-Vega, Appellant Pro Se. Susan Zalkin Hitt, Stanley D. Ragsdale, Julius Ness Richardson, Assistant United States Attorneys, Jeffrey Mikell Johnson, James Chris Leventis, Jr., OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY, Columbia, South Carolina, for Appellee. Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit. PER CURIAM: Elver Diaz-Vega seeks to appeal the district court s order denying relief on his 28 U.S.C.A. ยง 2255 (West Supp. 2013) motion. We dismiss the appeal for lack of jurisdiction because the notice of appeal was not timely filed. When the United States or its officer or agency is a party, the notice of appeal must be filed no more than sixty days after the entry of the district court s final judgment or order, Fed. R. App. P. 4(a)(1)(B), unless the district court extends the appeal period under Fed. R. App. P. 4(a)(5), or reopens the appeal period under Fed. R. App. P. 4(a)(6). timely filing of a notice jurisdictional requirement. of appeal in a civil [T]he case is a Bowles v. Russell, 551 U.S. 205, 214 (2007). The district court s order was entered on the docket on May 23, 2013. September 19, 2013. * The notice of appeal was filed on Because Diaz-Vega failed to file a timely notice of appeal or to obtain an extension or reopening of the appeal period, we dismiss the appeal. deny a certificate of appealability and We dispense with oral argument because the * For the purpose of this appeal, we assume that the date appearing on the notice of appeal is the earliest date it could have been properly delivered to prison officials for mailing to the court. Fed. R. App. P. 4(c); Houston v. Lack, 487 U.S. 266 (1988). 2 facts and materials legal before contentions are adequately this and argument court presented would not in the aid the decisional process. DISMISSED 3