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Failure to address ‘stale’ drug convictions was error (access required)

Where the district court discussed the defendant’s “extensive criminal history,” but never addressed his argument that two California drug convictions that were 34 and 28 years old were stale and should be excluded, his sentence was vacated and the case was remanded for resentencing. Background Gustavo Perez-Paz is a citizen of Honduras who first entered the United ...