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Criminal Law : Sentencing – Reduction – Mitigating Role

Where a defendant in a drug case argued for a mitigating role reduction on the basis that his involvement was limited to being a courier for one transaction, a courier role alone is not sufficient to warrant such a reduction, and the defendant did not show that the district court failed to consider relevant sentencing factors or that the sentence was substantively unreasonable.

Judgment is affirmed.

U.S. v. Salazar-Aleman (MLW No.65854/Case No. 12-3746 – 6 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Kelly, J.) Appealed from U.S. District Court, Western District of Arkansas, Dawson, J. (Angela Lorene Pitts, Fayetteville, Arkansas, argued for appellant) (Steven Northup Snyder, Fort Smith, Arkansas, argued for appellee).

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