UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT
January 24, 2011
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF - APPELLEE,
EDUARDO MORALES-ARCE, DEFENDANT - APPELLANT.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Arizona Roslyn O. Silver, District Judge, Presiding D.C. No. 2:09-cr-01181-ROS
NOT FOR PUBLICATION
MOLLY C. DWYER, CLERK U.S. COURT OF APPEALS
Submitted January 10, 2011*fn2
Before: BEEZER, TALLMAN, and CALLAHAN, Circuit Judges.
Eduardo Morales-Arce appeals from his guilty-plea conviction and 30-month sentence for re-entry of a removed alien, in violation of 8 U.S.C. § 1326(a). Pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967), Morales-Arce's counsel has filed a brief stating there are no grounds for relief, along with a motion to withdraw as counsel of record. We have provided the appellant with the opportunity to file a pro se supplemental brief. No pro se supplemental brief or answering brief has been filed.
Our independent review of the record pursuant to Penson v. Ohio, 488 U.S. 75, 80-81 (1988), discloses no arguable grounds for relief on direct appeal.
Accordingly, counsel's motion to withdraw is GRANTED, and the district court's judgment is AFFIRMED.