THIS OPINION HAS NO PRECEDENTIAL VALUE. IT SHOULD NOT BE CITED OR RELIED ON AS PRECEDENT IN ANY PROCEEDING EXCEPT AS PROVIDED BY RULE 239(d)(2), SCACR.
THE STATE OF SOUTH
In The Court of Appeals
The State, Respondent,
Patrick T. Corbitt, Appellant.
Appeal From Richland
Henry F. Floyd, Circuit Court Judge
Submitted February 20, 2004 – Filed May 5, 2004
Assistant Appellate Defender Robert M. Pachak, Office of Appellate Defense, of Columbia, for Appellant.
Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Charles H. Richardson, all of Columbia; and Solicitor Warren Blair Giese, of Columbia, for Respondent.
PER CURIAM: Patrick T. Corbitt appeals his convictions for twenty counts of financial identity fraud and one count of criminal conspiracy. Corbitt’s appellate counsel has petitioned to be relieved as counsel, stating he has reviewed the record and has concluded Corbitt’s appeal is without merit. The issue briefed by counsel concerns whether the trial court erred in denying a request by the defense to sever the twenty counts of financial identity fraud. Corbitt has a pro se document with this court on his own behalf alleging numerous irregularities that occurred both before and during his trial.
After a review of the record as required by Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967), and State v. Williams, 305 S.C. 116, 406 S.E.2d 357 (1991), we hold there are no directly appealable issues in this case that are arguable on their merits. Accordingly, we dismiss Gilchrist’s appeal and grant counsel’s petition to be relieved.1
GOOLSBY, HOWARD, and KITTREDGE, JJ., concur.
1 Because oral argument would not aid the court in resolving the issues on appeal, we decide this case without oral argument pursuant to Rules 215 and 220(b)(2), SCACR.