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Criminal Law: Firearms Offenses-Consecutive Sentences-Undischarged State Court Sentence

Defendant pleaded guilty to firearms offenses and conspiracy to distribute cocaine. The district court determined that defendant’s federal charges were distinct from Iowa state court charges for which defendant had an undischarged sentence; accordingly, the district court ordered that defendant’s ...

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Criminal Law: Firearms Offenses-Consecutive Statutory-Maximum Sentences-Reasonableness of Sentence

Defendant pleaded guilty to two firearms offenses. The district court sentenced defendant to two consecutive statutory-maximum terms; however, the aggregate sentence still fell within defendant’s guidelines range. Defendant appealed, challenging the reasonableness of his sentence. Where it was not unreasonable ...

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