UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
No. 03-4245 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff - Appellee, versus
NORMA FAYE CANIPE, a/k/a Norma Pritt, a/k/a
Lora Pritt, a/k/a Norma Brown, a/k/a Laura
Pritt, Defendant - Appellant. Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern
District of West Virginia, at Bluefield. Charles H. Haden II,
District Judge. (CR-02-130)
Submitted: October 24, 2003 Decided: February 10, 2004
Before LUTTIG and MOTZ, Circuit Judges, and HAMILTON, Senior
Affirmed by unpublished per curiam opinion.
David O. Schles, STOWERS & ASSOCIATES, Charleston, West Virginia,
for Appellant. Kasey Warner, United States Attorney, Susan M. Arnold, Assistant United States Attorney, Charleston, West
Virginia, for Appellee.
Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.
See Local Rule 36(c).
- 2 - PER CURIAM: Norma Faye Canipe appeals her 175-month sentence pursuant to her guilty plea to aiding and abetting wire fraud, in violation
of 18 U.S.C. §§ 2, 1343 (2000), and being a felon in possession of
a firearm, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1) (2000). On
appeal, Canipe asserts the district court erred in denying her a
downward adjustment to her offense level for acceptance of
responsibility. A district courtÂ’s determination of whether a
defendant is entitled to an adjustment for acceptance of
responsibility is factual, and is reviewed for clear error. United
States v. Ruhe
, 191 F.3d 376, 388 (4th Cir. 1999). CanipeÂ’s claim is meritless. CanipeÂ’s false statements to investigating
authorities preclude a finding that the district court erred by
failing to grant Canipe an adjustment for acceptance of
responsibility. U.S. Sentencing Guidelines Manual
§ 3E1.1(a)-(b) (2002).
Accordingly, we affirm CanipeÂ’s conviction and sentence. We
dispense with oral argument because the facts and legal contentions
are adequately presented in the materials before the court and
argument would not significantly aid the decisional process. AFFIRMED
This document cites
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - United States of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Robert Ruhe, Defendant-Appellant., 191 F.3d 376 (4th Cir. 1999)
- U.S. Code - Title 18: Crimes and Criminal Procedure - 18 USC 2 - Sec. 2. Principals
- U.S. Code - Title 18: Crimes and Criminal Procedure - 18 USC 922 - Sec. 922. Unlawful acts
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