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Criminal Law: Revocation of Supervised Release-Above-Guidelines Sentence-Reasonableness of Sentence

Defendant appealed from her above-guidelines sentence entered after the district court revoked her supervised release. Where the district court properly considered the statutory sentencing factors, it did not abuse its discretion in sentencing defendant. Judgment is affirmed. U.S. v. Caballero ...

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Criminal Law: Distribution of Methamphetamine-Career-Offender Designation-Reasonableness of Sentence

Defendant pleaded guilty to conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, waiving the right to appeal except as to ineffective-assistance-of-counsel claims. Defendant was designated a career offender due to two prior felony drug convictions. Where defendant executed an enforceable ...

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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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Criminal Law: Felon in Possession of Explosive Materials- Sentence within Guidelines Range- Reasonableness of Sentence

Defendant pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of explosive materials. Defendant appealed his within-guidelines-range sentence, challenging the reasonableness of the sentence. Where district court adequately considered statutory sentencing factors and where defendant failed to overcome the presumption of ...

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Criminal Law: Conspiracy to Distribute- Sufficiency of Evidence- Reasonableness of Sentence

Where defendant’s delivery of large quantities of narcotics would lead to reasonable belief that recipients of the narcotics would further distribute them, out-of-court statements of recipients were not hearsay where otherwise admissible to show defendant was in conspiracy with recipients ...

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