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Criminal – Probation Revocation – Sentence Review – 'Plainly Unreasonable' Standard (access required)

The 4th Circuit upholds an 18-month sentence imposed by a Richmond federal district judge on a defendant convicted of conspiracy to commit bank fraud who did not stop smoking marijuana or complete drug rehab and who missed restitution payments; the sentence was not "plainly unreasonable" under federal sentencing guidelines. In reviewing a sentence imposed after the ...