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Criminal Law: Possession with Intent to Distribute-Sentencing Guidelines Range-Substantive Reasonableness of Sentence

Defendant pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute. On appeal, defendant challenged the district court’s findings that defendant’s uncharged activity was part of a common scheme or course of conduct with his charged activity and that his charged activity ...

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Criminal Law: Distribution of Child Pornography-Below-Guidelines Sentence-Voluntariness of Guilty Plea

Defendant pleaded guilty to distribution of child pornography; the district court imposed a below-guidelines sentence. On appeal, defendant argued that his sentence was substantively unreasonable, that his plea was not knowing or voluntary, that the prosecutor engaged in misconduct and ...

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Criminal Law: Possession with Intent to Distribute-Motion to Suppress Evidence-Prior Bad Acts Evidence

Defendant was convicted of possession with intent to distribute. On appeal, defendant challenged the denial of his motion to suppress evidence found during a traffic stop and also challenged the district court’s admission of prior bad acts after declining to ...

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Criminal Law: Distribution of Methamphetamine-Top of the Guidelines Range Sentence-Abuse of Discretion Standard

Defendant pleaded guilty to distribution of five grams or more of methamphetamine. The district court found a guidelines range of 87 to 108 months’ imprisonment and sentenced defendant to imprisonment of 108 months, followed by five years of supervised release. ...

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Criminal Law: Revocation of Supervised Release-Sentence of Imprisonment-Statutory Maximum

Defendant appealed from a two-year prison sentence imposed following the revocation of his supervised release. On appeal, defendant argued that his sentence exceeded the statutory maximum. Where the district court was not obligated to consider or aggregate a prior revocation ...

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