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Criminal Law: Uttering Counterfeit Securities-Prior Convictions-Upward Variance

Defendant pleaded guilty to uttering counterfeit securities after he used and directed other to use counterfeit $100 bills to buy merchandise at various stores. The district court varied upward from the guidelines range, finding that the defendant had previously committed state law burglary and identity-theft crimes for which he received little or no prison time. Where ...