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Criminal Law: Sexual Exploitation of a Child-Obstruction of Justice Enhancement-Substantive Reasonableness of Sentence

Defendant appealed from his sentence imposed after he pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation of a child. On appeal, defendant challenged the district court’s application of a sentencing enhancement for obstruction of justice and its denial of an acceptance-of-responsibility reduction, and ...

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Criminal Law: Child Pornography-Lesser-Included Offense Instruction-Obstruction of Justice Enhancement

Defendant was convicted for production of child pornography. At trial, defendant claimed he did not engage in sexual contact to produce child pornography and sought a lesser-Included offense instruction. Where a possession charge included elements not part of the production ...

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Criminal Law: Felon in Possession of Firearm-Calculation of Base Level-Obstruction of Justice Enhancement

Defendant appealed his sentence for being a felon in possession of a firearm, after he used a pistol to threaten others and had it in his possession while selling marijuana to a confidential informant. After his arrest, defendant made multiple ...

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