August 18, 2021 opinions


  • U.S. v. Mafo, 20-11090, appeal from N.D. Tex.
    • per curiam (Southwick, Oldham, Wilson), criminal, restitution
    • Affirming restitution award of $1,999,083 as part of sentence on guilty-plea conviction of wire fraud.
  • U.S. v. Pineda, 20-40664, appeal from E.D. Tex.
    • per curiam (Smith, Stewart, Graves), criminal, compassionate release
    • Affirming district court’s denial of motion for compassionate release.
  • U.S. v. Ashford, 20-60212, appeal from S.D. Miss.
    • per curiam (Smith, Stewart, Graves), criminal, search and seizure, sentencing
    • Affirming conviction and sentence for possessing ammunition after a felony conviction and possessing a firearm after a felony conviction.
  • Vega v. Cameron County, 21-40185, appeal from S.D. Tex.
    • per curiam (Clement, Ho, Oldham), qualified immunity, municipal liability
    • Affirming dismissal of plaintiff’s Monell claim against municipality and qualified immunity dismissal of excessive force claim against officer who shot and killed man who was wielding a butter knife.
  • U.S. v. Carrillo, 21-50136, appeal from W.D. Tex.
    • per curiam (Southwick, Oldham, Wilson), criminal, sentencing
    • Affirming 24-month sentence on revocation of supervised release.