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Criminal Law: Bank Robbery-Sentencing Enhancement-Death Threats Made During Crime

Defendant pleaded guilty to bank robbery. His presentence report applied a two-level enhancement after finding defendant made a death threat during the robbery. On appeal, defendant challenged the sentencing enhancement and argued that his sentence was substantively unreasonable. Where defendant’s total offense level would have been the same absent the threat-of-death enhancement due to an obstruction-of-justice ...
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