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Criminal Law: Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking-Upward Sentencing Variance-Substantive Reasonableness of Sentence

Defendant pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime and was sentenced to 100 months’ imprisonment, following the imposition of an upward variance by the district court. Where the district court expressly found that the guidelines range failed to account for defendant’s criminal history or failure to comply with the terms ...

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