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Plea Waiver Covered Appeal of Sentence Enhancement (access required)

Although defendant’s plea agreement allowed her to appeal any upward departure from the federal sentencing guideline range for her sentence on a bank fraud conviction, the agreement bars her from challenging the establishment of her relevant guideline range; the 4th Circuit says her appeal of a role-in-the-offense enhancement under USSG § 3B1.1(a) is within the ...

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