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Beachcomber’s conviction of ‘unauthorized removal’ reversed (access required)

A Norfolk U.S. District Court reverses a criminal conviction for “unauthorized removal” of personal property, for a woman who cut a length of rope from a beached fishing vessel at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, and took a floating life preserver ...

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‘Mid-Level’ Drug Dealer’s Sentence Reversed (access required)

A mid-level drug dealer who did not supervise others should not have received a three-level enhancement for a “leadership” role under USSG § 3B1.1(b); the enhancement constitutes plain error and the 4th Circuit vacates defendant’s 365-month sentence and remands for ...

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No Reversal for ‘Other Crimes’ Evidence (access required)

Although defendant contends the trial judge erred in admitting at defendant’s sentencing hearing for rape and abduction a police detective’s testimony about defendant’s alleged molestation of a 10-year-old child in Fairfax, the sentencing judge said he was not influenced by ...

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