PEOPLE, ETC., res, v. ROBERT GETER, ap — Motion by Mark Diamond, counsel assigned to represent the appellant on an appeal from a judgment of the County Court, Orange County, rendered April 19, 2005, to be relieved, on the ground that the appellant has, in effect, abandoned the appeal, by failing to respond to correspondence sent to him by assigned counsel. By dated July 19, 2012, the appellant was directed to show cause before this Court why an order should or should not be made and entered dismissing the appeal on the ground that he had abandoned the appeal, and assigned counsel's motion was held in abeyance in the interim.

Now, upon the , and no papers having been filed in response thereto, and upon the papers filed in support of assigned counsel's motion and the papers filed in relation thereto, it is

ORDERED that the motion to dismiss the appeal is granted and the appeal is dismissed (see 22 NYCRR 670.8[f]); and it is further,

ORDERED that assigned counsel's motion to be relieved is granted.

SKELOS, J.P., DICKERSON, ENG, P.J. and SGROI, JJ., concur.