Where a defendant challenged the calculation of his guidelines sentencing range in a felon-in-possession case, a two-level enhancement for the obstruction of justice was proper because the defendant sent letters asking another man to engage in a cover up, and the government was not required to show prejudice, and the defendant also did not show that the sentence was substantively unreasonable.
Judgment is affirmed.
U.S. v. Edwards (MLW No. 69050/Case No. 15-1790 – 6 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Bye, J.) Appealed from U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa, Gritzner, J. (Benjamin David Bergmann, Des Moines, Iowa, argued for appellant) (Amy L Jennings, Des Moines, Iowa, argued for appellee).