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No Sentence Reduction Based on Defendant’s Meds (access required)

A sentencing court erred in applying the Rule 35(b) “substantial assistance” ground to reduce a sentence for distribution of child pornography from 96 months to one day; the 4th Circuit vacates the sentence reduction because it was based not on the substantial assistance provided to the government by the defendant, but on the sentencing court’s ...