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Criminal Law : Sentencing – Illegal Reentry – Adequate Explanation

Where a defendant challenged his sentence for illegal reentry arguing that the district court’s explanation for why his requested sentence of time served was not sufficient, the court did not plainly err because the defendant conceded that the court fully addressed his argument about his criminal record, and the court does not need to specifically respond to every argument presented at sentencing.

Judgment is affirmed.

U.S. v. Torres-Ojeda (MLW No. 69458/Case No. 15-3441 – 4 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Riley, J.) Appealed from U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, Montgomery, J. (Robert Christensen, Minneapolis, argued for appellant) (James Lackner, St Paul, Minnesota, argued for appellee).

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