USA v. Arturo Rico-Espinoza, No. 15-40700 (5th Cir. 2016)

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Case: 15-40700 Document: 00513556934 Page: 1 Date Filed: 06/21/2016 IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT No. 15-40700 Conference Calendar United States Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit FILED June 21, 2016 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff-Appellee Lyle W. Cayce Clerk v. ARTURO RICO-ESPINOZA, Defendant-Appellant Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas USDC No. 1:14-CR-1002-1 Before JONES, CLEMENT, and OWEN, Circuit Judges. PER CURIAM: * The Federal Public Defender appointed to represent Arturo RicoEspinoza 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). Rico-Espinoza has filed a response. The record is not sufficiently developed to allow us to make a fair evaluation of Rico-Espinoza’s claim of ineffective assistance of counsel; we therefore decline to consider the 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 R. 47.5, the court has determined that this opinion should not be published and is not precedent except under the limited circumstances set forth in 5TH CIR.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. * Case: 15-40700 Document: 00513556934 Page: 2 Date Filed: 06/21/2016 No. 15-40700 claim without prejudice to collateral review. See United States v. Isgar, 739 F.3d 829, 841 (5th Cir. 2014). We have reviewed counsel’s brief and the relevant portions of the record reflected therein, as well as Rico-Espinoza’s response. We concur with counsel’s assessment that the appeal presents no nonfrivolous issue for appellate review. Accordingly, the motion for leave to withdraw is GRANTED, counsel is excused from further responsibilities herein, and the APPEAL IS DISMISSED. See 5TH CIR. R. 42.2. Rico-Espinoza’s motion for appointment of counsel is DENIED. 2