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Criminal Law: Kidnapping-Aggravated Sexual Abuse-Upward Variance

Defendant pleaded guilty to kidnapping and aggravated sexual abuse by force. On appeal, defendant challenged the district court’s decision to vary upward from the sentencing-guidelines range. Where the district court could vary upward based on factors already taken into account ...

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Criminal Law: Kidnapping-§2255 Motion-Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

  Petitioner was convicted of kidnapping and sentenced to imprisonment for 36 months. Plaintiff filed the present §2255 motion, claiming ineffective assistance of counsel based on trial counsel’s alleged failure to impeach the accuser’s credibility. The district court denied petitioner’s ...

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Criminal Law: Kidnapping-Sufficiency Of Evidence-Underlying Felony

Where a defendant challenged his convictions for kidnapping and armed criminal action, the judgment is affirmed because the evidence was sufficient to support the kidnapping charge, but the trial court erred by failing to instruct the jury that the defendant’s ...

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