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Criminal Law: Mailing Threatening Communications- Upward Variance of Sentence- Substantively Unreasonable Sentence

Defendant pleaded guilty to mailing threatening communications to a trial judge in response to the judge’s sentencing of defendant’s brother. The district court granted the government’s motion for an upward variance in defendant’s sentence and sentenced defendant to the statutory maximum. On appeal, defendant argued that his sentence was substantively unreasonable. Where defendant expressly affirmed his ...

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