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Criminal Law: Possession with Intent to Distribute-Maximum Guidelines Range Sentence-Improper Inference

Defendant pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. The district court determined the Guidelines range to be 37-46 months. The district court expressed credulity about defendant’s lack of drug trafficking experience even though the government had no ...

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Criminal Law: Firearms Offense-Maximum Guidelines Range Sentence-Substantive Reasonableness of Sentence

Defendant pleaded guilty to a firearm offense and was sentenced to a prison term at the top of his calculated guidelines range. Defendant appealed, arguing the district court committed a procedural error at sentencing and imposed a substantively unreasonable sentence. ...

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