No. 05-40996, Conference Calendar.United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.
February 14, 2007.
James O. Jenkins, Jr., Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office Eastern District of Texas, Beaumont, TX, for Plaintiff-Appellee.
Melvin Herston Scott, III, Beaumont, TX, pro se.
Zachary Joseph Hawthorn, Law Office of Joseph C. Hawthorn, Beaumont, TX, for Defendants-Appellant.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, USDC No. 1-.04-CR-175-2.
Before BARKSDALE, GARZA, and CLEMENT, Circuit Judges.
Counsel appointed to represent Melvin Herston Scott, III, has requested leave to withdraw from this appeal and has filed a brief as required by Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738, 87 S.Ct. 1396, 18 L.Ed.2d 493 (1967). Scott has not filed a response. Our independent review of the record and counsel’s brief discloses no nonfrivolous issue for appeal. Counsel’s motion for leave to withdraw is GRANTED, counsel is excused from further responsibilities, and the APPEAL IS DISMISSED. See 5TH CIR. R. 42.2. The Government’s motion to dismiss the appeal is DENIED as moot.