USA v. Elias Maldonado, (11th Cir. 2009)
[DO NOT PUBLISH]IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FILED FOR THE ELEVENTH CIRCUIT U.S. COURT OF APPEALS ELEVENTH CIRCUIT OCTOBER 30, 2009 No. 08-15261 THOMAS K. KAHN Non-Argument Calendar CLERK D. C. Docket No. 07-00107-CR-ORL-28-GJKUNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff-Appellee, versusELIAS MALDONADO,a.k.a. Gordo, Defendant-Appellant. Appeal from the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida (October 30, 2009)Before TJOFLAT, EDMONDSON and COX, Circuit Judges.PER CURIAM: Michael G. Donaldson, appointed counsel for Elias Maldonado, has moved to withdraw from further representation of the appellant, because, in his opinion, the appeal is without merit. Counsel has filed a brief pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738, 87 S.Ct. 1396, 18 L.Ed.2d 493 (1967). Our independent review of the entire record reveals that counsel’s assessment of the relative merit of the appeal is correct. Because independent examination of the entire record reveals no arguable issues of merit, counsel’s motion to withdraw is GRANTED, and Maldonado’s conviction and sentence are AFFIRMED.