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Criminal Law: Drug Offenses-Safety-Valve Relief-Incomplete Proffer

Defendant appealed his sentence, arguing the district court erred in finding that his proffer to the government was not complete and truthful to entitle him to safety-valve relief for his various drug offenses. Where the government’s evidence suggested defendant had ...

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Criminal Law: Drug Offenses-Within-Guidelines Sentence-Denial of Downward Variance

Defendant appealed from his within-guidelines sentence, imposed after defendant pleaded guilty to a drug offense. On appeal, defendant argued that the district court abused its discretion in denying defendant’s request from a downward variance. Where the district court considered defendant’s ...

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Criminal Law: Drug Offenses-Substantively Unreasonable Sentence-Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

Defendant appealed from his sentence imposed pursuant to written plea agreement. Defendant challenged his sentence as substantively unreasonable, arguing that he did not understand the consequences of his guilty plea, that his plea agreement was breached and that he received ...

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