Case: 13-40418 Document: 00512808096 Page: 1 Date Filed: 10/20/2014
IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT
United States Court of Appeals
October 20, 2014
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
Lyle W. Cayce
JOSE ALBERTO CORTES-RAMIREZ, also known as Jose A. Cortes,
Appeal from the United States District Court
for the Southern District of Texas
USDC No. 7:12-CR-2064-1
Before REAVLEY, DENNIS, and SOUTHWICK, Circuit Judges.
Jose Alberto Cortes-Ramirez pleaded guilty to one charge of illegal
reentry into the United States and was sentenced to serve 46 months in prison.
Now, he argues that the district court erred by concluding that his prior
conviction for aggravated battery under Louisiana Revised Statutes § 14:34
was a crime of violence (COV) pursuant to U.S.S.G. § 2L1.2(b)(1)(A)(ii).
Pursuant to 5
47.5, the court has determined that this opinion should not
be published and is not precedent except under the limited circumstances set forth in 5