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Criminal Law: Distribution of Methamphetamine-Felon in Possession of Firearm-Leadership Role Sentencing Enhancement

Defendant pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and to being a felon in possession of a firearm. The district court imposed a four-level, leadership-role sentencing enhancement. On appeal, defendant challenged the sentencing enhancement and argued that his sentence was substantively unreasonable. Where the record demonstrated that defendant recruited his ...

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