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Criminal – Sentencing – Counterfeit Bills – ‘Leader’ Enhancement (access required)

There was sufficient circumstantial evidence to convict defendant of counterfeiting charges after he passed a counterfeit $20 bill at a convenience store, but the 4th Circuit vacates defendant’s sentence because the four-level enhancement for being a “leader or organizer” of the counterfeit operation cannot be based on evidence that defendant supplied counterfeit bills to one ...