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Criminal Law: Possession with Intent to Distribute- Rejection of Recommended Sentence-Breach of Plea Agreement

Defendant pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute, pursuant to a plea agreement in which the government recommended a sentence of 18 months of imprisonment. The district court instead imposed a 60-month sentence, stating that there was no reason under the sentencing factors to vary further downward. On appeal, defendant argued that the government ...

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