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Before DAVIS, HIGGINSON, and WILLETT, Circuit Judges.
AFFIRMED. (August 5, 2019).
Brandon Leal pleaded guilty to one count of transportation of child pornography in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2252A(a)(1). The District Court sentenced him to 240 months imprisonment and ordered Leal to pay $58,415 in restitution to “Andy,” a victim depicted in Leal’s materials. On appeal, Leal sought to vacate the order of restitution, contending that it was imposed in violation of the proximate cause requirements described in Paroline v. United States, 572 U.S. 434 (2014). Affirming the judgment of the District Court, the Fifth Circuit holds that, under Paroline’s broad guidelines, Leal could not show plain error with respect to the $25,000 assessed for Andy’s general losses. And, as to the assessment for expert expenses, the Court does not perceive plain error that seriously affects the fairness, integrity, or public reputation of judicial proceedings.
On Appeal from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas (David C. Godbey).
Attorney for Appellant – Christopher Allen Curtis, Fort Worth, TX
Attorney for Appellee – Joseph Andrew Magliolo, Dallas, TX