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Upward departure on sentencing was harmless error (access required)

Although the district court was imprecise in whether it was imposing an upward departure or a variance in sentencing a former postmaster for conspiracy to commit wire fraud, the appellate court found any error was harmless because the sentence was not unreasonable and the judge would have imposed it in any event. Background Patricia Sullivan served as ...