UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT
March 14, 2011
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF - APPELLEE,
MARIA LEON, A.K.A. CHATA, DEFENDANT - APPELLANT.
D.C. No. 2:08-cr-00688-AHM Appeal from the United States District Court for the Central District of California A. Howard Matz, District Judge, Presiding
NOT FOR PUBLICATION
Submitted March 8, 2011*fn2
Before: FARRIS, LEAVY, and BYBEE, Circuit Judges.
Maria Leon appeals from her 100-month sentence for a racketeer influenced and corrupt organizations conspiracy, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1962(d), and conspiracy to distribute cocaine base in the form of crack cocaine, in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 846, 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(B). Pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S.738 (1967), Leon'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 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.
Counsel's motion to withdraw is GRANTED, and the sentence is AFFIRMED.