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Criminal Law: Possession with Intent to Distribute-Explanation of Sentencing-Substantive Reasonableness of Sentence

  Defendant pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute. The offense carried a 120-month statutory mandatory minimum sentence, but the district court sentenced defendant to 240 months’ imprisonment. On appeal, defendant argued that the district court failed to adequately explain the sentence, did not give sufficient weight to mitigating factors, and imposed a substantively unreasonable ...

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