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Criminal Law: Conspiracy to Distribute-Ineffective Assistance of Counsel-Failure to Object to Lack of Factual Basis

Defendant appealed the denial of his motion alleging ineffective assistance of counsel. Defendant pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and conspiracy to launder money. Although the magistrate questioned the factual basis for defendant’s plea to the money-laundering charge, the district ...

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Criminal Law: Conspiracy to Distribute-Base Level of Offense-Upward Sentence Variance

Defendant pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and being a felon in possession of a firearm. At sentencing, the district court found defendant was responsible for distributing 17.5 grams of cocaine base and fell into criminal-history category V. The district ...

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Criminal Law: Conspiracy to Distribute- Sufficiency of Evidence- Reasonableness of Sentence

Where defendant’s delivery of large quantities of narcotics would lead to reasonable belief that recipients of the narcotics would further distribute them, out-of-court statements of recipients were not hearsay where otherwise admissible to show defendant was in conspiracy with recipients ...

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