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Criminal – Sentence Reduction – Cocaine Amendment – Plea Agreement (access required)

Two defendants who pleaded guilty in 1998 to conspiracy to distribute cocaine base are eligible for a sentence reduction under 18 U.S.C. § 3582(c)(2), after the retroactive amendment to the federal sentencing guidelines for crack cocaine offenses, the 4th Circuit says in reversing the district court’s denial of defendants’ motion for a sentence reduction. The sole ...

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