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Tag Archives: Above-Guidelines Sentence

Criminal Law: Sex Trafficking-Above-Guidelines Sentence-Substantive Reasonableness of Sentence

Defendant pleaded guilty to sex-trafficking offenses and was sentenced to an above-guidelines sentence as recommended under the terms of defendant’s plea agreement. On appeal, defendant challenged the substantive reasonableness of his sentence. Where the district court adequately considered the statutory ...

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Criminal Law: Felon in Possession of Firearm-Above-Guidelines Sentence-Substantive Reasonableness of Sentence

Defendant appealed his above-guidelines sentence entered following his guilty plea to being a felon in possession of a firearm. On appeal, defendant challenged his sentence as an abuse of discretion and as substantively unreasonable. Where the district court properly considered ...

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Criminal Law: Revocation of Supervised Release-Above-Guidelines Sentence-Reasonableness of Sentence

Defendant appealed from her above-guidelines sentence entered after the district court revoked her supervised release. Where the district court properly considered the statutory sentencing factors, it did not abuse its discretion in sentencing defendant. Judgment is affirmed. U.S. v. Caballero ...

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Criminal Law: Transporting a Minor with Intent to Engage in Criminal Sexual Activity-Above-Guidelines Sentence-Restitution Award

  Defendant pleaded guilty to transporting a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity. The district court sentenced defendant to an above-guidelines sentence and ordered him to pay restitution to the victim for, among other things, estimated costs ...

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