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Case No. 18-0701

State of Iowa
Lionel Cano Vela


State of Iowa


Lionel Cano Vela

Attorney for the Appellee

Martha E. Trout, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Lauren M. Phelps

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Dec 05, 2018

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Scott County, Patrick A. McElyea, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Danilson, C.J., and Potterfield and Doyle, JJ.  Opinion by Doyle, J.  (3 pages)

            Lionel Vela challenges the sentence imposed after pleading guilty to one count of forgery.  OPINION HOLDS: The district court properly exercised its discretion in imposing the sentence.  Although Vela cites factors he believes the court should have considered or given more weight, the sentence is not unreasonable or based on untenable grounds.

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