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Court: No sentence enhancement despite defendant’s phony letter (access required)

A judge who discovered that a letter of praise from the defen­dant’s Alcoholics Anonymous sponsor was bogus could not undo a lenient sentence for the defendant, who was convicted of stealing federal disability bene­fits. On April 12, an appeals court vacated the harsher sentence im­posed after the court discovered the fraud. For a defendant whose legal ...