USA V. JOSE PRADO-FLORES, No. 12-30270 (9th Cir. 2013)

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NOT FOR PUBLICATION UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FILED FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT DEC 30 2013 MOLLY C. DWYER, CLERK U.S. COURT OF APPEALS UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff - Appellee, No. 12-30270 D.C. No. 2:11-cr-00232-RSM v. MEMORANDUM* JOSE PRADO-FLORES, Defendant - Appellant. Appeal from the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington Ricardo S. Martinez, District Judge, Presiding Submitted December 17, 2013** Before: GOODWIN, WALLACE, and GRABER, Circuit Judges. Jose Prado-Flores appeals from the district court s judgment and challenges his guilty-plea conviction and 50-month sentence for conspiracy to distribute cocaine, in violation of 21 U.S.C. ยงยง 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(A), and 846. Pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967), Prado-Flores s counsel has filed a brief * This disposition is not appropriate for publication and is not precedent except as provided by 9th Cir. R. 36-3. ** The panel unanimously concludes this case is suitable for decision without oral argument. See Fed. R. App. P. 34(a)(2). stating that there are no grounds for relief, along with a motion to withdraw as counsel of record. Prado-Flores has filed a pro se supplemental brief. No answering brief has been filed. Our independent review of the record pursuant to Penson v. Ohio, 488 U.S. 75, 80 (1988), discloses no arguable grounds for relief as to Prado-Flores s conviction. We accordingly affirm Prado-Flores s conviction. Prado-Flores waived the right to appeal his sentence. Because the record discloses no arguable issue as to the validity of the sentencing waiver, we dismiss Prado-Flores s appeal as to his sentence. See United States v. Watson, 582 F.3d 974, 986-88 (9th Cir. 2009). Counsel s motion to withdraw is GRANTED. AFFIRMED in part; DISMISSED in part. 2 12-30270