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Criminal Law: Illegal Reentry-Below-Guidelines Sentence-Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

Defendant appealed from his below-guidelines range sentence, imposed after he pleaded guilty to illegal reentry. On appeal, defendant argued that he received ineffective assistance of counsel and that his sentence was substantively unreasonable. Where clams of ineffective assistance of counsel ...

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Criminal Law: Bank Fraud-Within-Guidelines Sentence-Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

Defendant pleaded guilty to bank fraud and the district court sentenced him to a within-guidelines sentence. On appeal, defendant argued that his sentence was substantively unreasonable and that he received ineffective assistance of counsel. Where the district court adequately considered ...

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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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