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Criminal – Extortion – Sentence – Upward Variance – Allocution (access required)

The 4th Circuit affirms a sentence of 84 months, in excess of the advisory guideline range, for a former assistant state superintendent of West Virginia schools who pleaded guilty to extortion and filing a false tax return; although the district court committed plain error in not notifying defendant in advance of a possible variance upward ...

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