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Criminal – Sentencing Reduction – Crack Amendment – Plea Agreement (access required)

A defendant who pleaded guilty in 2003 to aiding and abetting crack cocaine possession with intent to distribute, and received the guidelines-minimum sentence of 135 months, cannot have her sentence reduced to less than 108 months in light of the 2007 crack cocaine amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines; the 4th Circuit says the district ...