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No Sentence Reduction on Crack Plea Agreement (access required)

A defendant whose Rule 11 plea agreement said his sentence for a crack cocaine offense would be between 180 and 240 months, cannot have his sentence reduced from 210 months to 180 months under the 2007 retroactive crack cocaine amendments; the 4th Circuit reverses the district court because defendant’s sentence was not “based on” a ...

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