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Criminal – Plea Agreement Breach – Motion For Substantial Assistance – Resentencing (access required)

Where the government breached its plea agreement with defendant by refusing to make a motion for a departure from the sentencing guidelines based on substantial assistance offered by defendant, defendant's 15-year sentence for firearm possession by a convicted felon is vacated and the case is remanded for resentencing. Although the prosecutor involved in the case originally ...