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Criminal Law: Conspiracy to Distribute-Downward Variance-Substantive Reasonableness of Sentence

Defendant pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute controlled substances. At sentencing, defendant conceded that the applicable range under the guidelines was 360 months to life. The district court granted a downward variance from the bottom of the guidelines range. On appeal, defendant argued that the district should have varied downward even further. Where defendant had a ...

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