United States v. Edward Quintero, No. 18-1253 (8th Cir. 2018)

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Court Description: Per Curiam - Before Loken, Kelly and Erickson, Circuit Judges] Criminal case - Sentencing. Anders case. Defendant knowingly and voluntarily entered into a plea agreement with an appeal waiver, and this appeal falls withing the scope of the waiver and is dismissed.
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United States Court of Appeals For the Eighth Circuit ___________________________ No. 18-1253 ___________________________ United States of America lllllllllllllllllllllPlaintiff - Appellee v. Edward Quintero lllllllllllllllllllllDefendant - Appellant ____________ Appeal from United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri - Kansas City ____________ Submitted: August 27, 2018 Filed: August 31, 2018 [Unpublished] ____________ Before LOKEN, KELLY, and ERICKSON, Circuit Judges. ____________ PER CURIAM. Edward Quintero directly appeals the sentence imposed by the district court1 after he pleaded guilty to a drug offense, pursuant to a plea agreement containing an 1 The Honorable Gary A. Fenner, United States District Judge for the Western District of Missouri. appeal waiver. His counsel has moved to withdraw and has filed a brief under Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967), arguing that the district court imposed a substantively unreasonable sentence. We will enforce the appeal waiver in this case because our review of the record demonstrates that Quintero entered into the plea agreement and the appeal waiver knowingly and voluntarily, his challenge to the sentence falls within the scope of the appeal waiver, and no miscarriage of justice would result from enforcing the waiver. See United States v. Scott, 627 F.3d 702, 704 (8th Cir. 2010) (de novo review); United States v. Andis, 333 F.3d 886, 889-92 (8th Cir. 2003) (en banc) (discussing enforcement of appeal waivers). Further, we have independently reviewed the record under Penson v. Ohio, 488 U.S. 75 (1988), and have found no nonfrivolous issues for appeal outside the scope of the appeal waiver. Accordingly, we grant counsel’s motion to withdraw and dismiss this appeal. ______________________________ -2-