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Sentence reduced under First Step Act (access required)

Where the defendant was sentenced to life for conspiracy to distribute cocaine under then-mandatory sentencing guidelines, made extraordinary efforts to rehabilitate himself and develop skills and had the support of loved ones to ensure successful re-entry into society, his sentence was reduced under the First Step Act to 282 months. Background On March 17, 1997, the defendant ...