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Title: George William Hall v. United States of America

August 22, 2012

TITLE: GEORGE WILLIAM HALL
v.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA



The opinion of the court was delivered by: The Honorable David O. Carter, Judge

CIVIL MINUTES -- GENERAL

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PRESENT: THE HONORABLE DAVID O. CARTER, JUDGE

Julie Barrera N/A Courtroom Clerk Court Reporter

ATTORNEYS PRESENT FOR PLAINTIFF:

ATTORNEYS PRESENT FOR DEFENDANT:

None Present None Present

PROCEEDINGS: (IN CHAMBERS): ORDER DENYING PETITIONER'S

MOTION TO CORRECT ERROR IN JUDGMENT AND COMMITMENT ORDER

Before the Court is pro se Petitioner George William Hall's Motion to Correct Error in Judgment and Commitment Order ("Motion"). (Dkt. 1.) After reviewing the motion and opposition, and for the reasons stated below, the Court DENIES Petitioner's Motion.*fn1

I.Background

On September 11, 2006, this Court sentenced George William Hall ("Petitioner") to 97 months imprisonment after Petitioner pled guilty to conspiracy and conspiracy to launder monetary instruments. (Case No. SACR 5-34 DOC-3, Dkt. 495.) The Petitioner filed a Motion to Vacate, Set Aside, or Correct Sentence pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2255 on October 9, 2007 (Case No. SACV 7-1158 DOC, Dkt. 1.) The Order denying the motion was entered on June 6, 2009. (Case No. SACV 7-1158 DOC, Dkt. 11.)

On July 11, 2011, Petitioner filed the present Motion. The Petitioner claims that the 97-month sentence is an error because the sentence does not reflect that the Court granted two months of "extra credit" for self-surrender and a twelve-month reduction for enrollment in the Bureau of Prison's Residential Drug Abuse Treatment Program ("RDAP"), which would have reduced the sentence by 14 months. The Petitioner bases his Motion on the following statements made by the Court at the sentencing hearing: (1) "Now, by self-surrendering that's going to give you about two months of extra credit"; and (2) "I'm going to ...


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