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No Sentence Reduction for Nigerian Fraud Scheme (access required)

A Big Stone Gap U.S. District Court denies a downward departure in sentencing defendant on charges arising from his year-long Nigerian fraud scheme that used drug addicts and a long-distance truck driver to cash multiple counterfeit money orders on a monthly basis, that defendant received in packages from Nigeria. The federal sentencing guidelines authorize a downward ...

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