PageID 333 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA TAMPA DIVISION MIGUEL MARIANO MOSCATE-TRUJILLO, Petitioner, -VS- Case No. 8:16-cv-2622-T-27TGW Crim. Case No. 8:15-cr-97-T-27TGW UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Respondent ORDER BEFORE THE COURT are Petitioner's Amended Motion to Vacate filed pursuant to 28 U.S.C. & 2255 (cv Dkt. 8), and supporting memorandum (cv Dkt. 9), the Government's response (cv Dkt. 14), and Petitioner's reply (cv Dkt, 17). In Ground Two of the Amended Motion to Vacate, Petitioner contends that his attorney failed to file a notice of appeal. That ground was referred to the Magistrate Judge for a Report and Recommendation. The Magistrate Judge convened an evidentiary hearing on Ground Two, but reports that Petitioner, represented by counsel, "decided to withdraw ground two of his $ 2255 motion," and recommends that Ground Two be withdrawn (Dkt. 49). No objections to the Report and Recommendation have been filed and the time to do so has passed. Accordingly, the Report and Recommendation (Dkt. 49) is APPROVED and ADOPTED. Ground Two of Petitioner's Amended Motion to Vacate filed pursuant to 28 U.S.C. $ 2255 (cv Dkt. 8) is DISMISSED, having been withdrawn. DONE AND ORDERED this 22Â° day of August 2019. Mithmore JAMES D. WHITTEMORE United States District Judge Copies to: Petitioner, Counsel of Record A district court may accept, reject or modify a magistrate judge's report and recommendation. 28 U.S.C. $ 636(b)(1). In the absence of specific objections, there is no requirement that factual findings be reviewed de novo, and the court may accept, reject or modify, in whole or in part, the findings and recommendations. $ 636(b)(1)(C); Garvey v. Vaughn, 993 F.2d 776, 779 n.9 (11th Cir. 1993). Legal conclusions are reviewed de novo, even in the absence of an objection. See LeCroy v. McNeil, 397 Fed. App'x. 554, 556 (11th Cir. 2010) (citing United States v. Warren, 687 F.2d 347, 348 (11th Cir. 1982)); Cooper-Houston v. S. Ry. Co., 37 F.3d 603, 604 (11th Cir. 1994).