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Criminal Law: Accessory After the Fact to Homicide-Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine-Substantive Reasonableness of Consecutive Sentences

Defendant pleaded guilty to being an accessory after the fact to homicide and in a separate case to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. The district court held two sentencing hearings on the same day and imposed consecutive sentences on both convictions. ...

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Criminal Law: Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine- Drug User in Possession of Firearm-Sentencing Enhancing

Defendant pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and being a drug user in possession of a firearm. The district court imposed a two-level enhancement for possessing a firearm in connection with a drug-trafficking conspiracy. On appeal, defendant challenged application ...

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Criminal Law: Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine-Life Sentence-Substantive Reasonableness of Sentence

Defendant pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and was sentenced to life in prison. On appeal, defendant challenged the substantive reasonableness of his sentence. Where the district court sufficiently considered the statutory sentencing factors and did not rely on ...

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Criminal Law: Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine-Description of Offense Conduct-Sentencing Guidelines Calculation

Defendant pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Defendant unsuccessfully objected to the presentence investigation report’s description of the offense conduct and the proposed Sentencing Guideline calculation. The district court ultimately imposed a low-end ...

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Criminal Law: Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine -Career Offender -Crime of Violence

Defendant pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. He opposed his career-offender classification, arguing that a prior Illinois conviction for aggravated battery was not a crime of violence. The district court disagreed and sentenced defendant as a career offender. Where ...

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Criminal Law: Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine-Supervisor of Criminal Activity-Sentencing Enhancement

  Defendant pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute methamphetamine. His presentence investigation report recommended finding defendant to be the organizer or leader of an extensive conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine from California to Minnesota. At sentencing, the trial court sustained defendant’s ...

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