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Criminal Law: Bank Robbery-Within-Guidelines Range Sentence-Substantive Reasonableness of Sentence

  Defendant pled guilty to bank robbery and the district court sentenced him to a within-Guidelines sentence of 108 months’ incarceration. On appeal, defendant argued that his sentence was substantively unreasonable, contending that the district emphasized aggravating factors at the expense of mitigating factors. Where a within-Guidelines sentence was presumptively reasonable, the district court did not abuse ...

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