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Sentence Enhancement for Obstruction Needs Findings (access required)

In order to enhance a defendant’s sentence for obstruction of justice based on perjury, the 4th Circuit says the sentencing court must make findings to clearly establish a defendant gave false testimony on a material matter with willful intent to deceive, and because the court here failed to make the necessary findings, defendant’s enhanced sentence ...

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