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Criminal – Plea Agreement Breach – Sentencing Recommendation – Plain Error (access required)

The 4th Circuit reverses as plain error a district court’s sentence for a drug defendant because the government breached a plea agreement by failing to recommend at sentencing a two-level “minor participant” reduction in defendant’s offense level. Here, the government concedes it breached the plea agreement when the AUSA not only did not recommend a minor ...

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