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Criminal – Sentence Reduction – Defendant’s ‘Substantial Assistance’ (access required)

An Abingdon U.S. District Court grants an evidentiary hearing on defendant’s “motion to compel” alleging he was promised a sentence reduction under Fed. R Crim. P. 35, based on his substantial assistance in the prosecution of another person who had threatened to kill a U.S. Magistrate Judge. I find defendant has made a substantial threshold showing ...

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