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Criminal Law: Sentencing-Reasonableness

Where a defendant challenged his sentence in a drug case, the district court did not impose an unreasonable sentence and did not clearly err in weighing the relevant factors, so the judgment is affirmed. Judgment is affirmed. U.S. v. Billings ...

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Criminal Law: Sentencing-Enhancement

Where a defendant challenged his sentence in a marijuana and money-laundering conspiracy, the judgment is affirmed because the defendant did not show that the district court mishandled his withdrawal of an objection to a sentencing enhancement because even if there ...

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Criminal Law: Sentencing-Motion to Correct

Where a defendant challenged his designation as an armed career criminal for sentencing purposes, a conviction for aggravated assault was not a violent felony under the Armed Career Criminal Act, so the judgment is reversed and remanded for consideration of ...

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Criminal Law: Failure to Register as Sex Offender-Revocation of Supervision-Consideration of Statutory Sentencing Factors

Defendant was convicted for failing to register as a sex offender and sentenced to imprisonment followed by supervised release. Defendant later had his supervised release revoked for failure to report, participate in substance-abuse treatment and register his new addresses. Although ...

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Criminal Law: Conspiracy to Distribute Controlled Substances-Possession of Firearms as Illegal Alien-Downward Variance

Defendant pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and possession of firearms by an illegal alien. The district court imposed a sentence reflecting a 66-month downward variance from the recommend guidelines range. On appeal, defendant argued her sentence was unreasonable ...

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