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Criminal – Crack Cocaine – Sentencing Guidelines – Amendment 706 (access required)

A district court erred in believing a defendant convicted of conspiracy to possess and distribute cocaine base could not be sentenced to a term less than 96 months, and the 4th Circuit vacates defendant’s sentence and remands for resentencing. After pleading guilty and receiving a sentence of 97 months, defendant later sought reduction of his sentence ...

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