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Government breached plea agreement (access required)

Although the government persuaded the district court to impose a sentence above the guidelines range, the plea agreement allowed only the defendant, not the government, to ask for a sentence outside the recommended range. Background Pursuant to a plea agreement, defendant agreed to plead guilty to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. ...