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Criminal Law: Sentencing – Reduction – Substantial Assistance

U.S. v. Peterson (MLW No. 59652/Case No. 08-2715 - 5 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Riley, J.) Where a district court granted a defendant in a drug-conspiracy case a 50 percent reduction in her sentence for substantial assistance, which was a seven-level reduction, the court did not consider any improper factors and did not ...

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