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Sentence reduced by 60 years due to disparate severity (access required)

A defendant convicted of distributing oxycodone and cocaine and possession of firearms who received three 300-month sentences under 18 U.S.C. § 924(c), had his total 1,020-month sentence reduced to 300 months because the stacking of the 924(c) 25-year sentences, and ...

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Evidence supported amount, quality of meth (access required)

Testimony from the defendant’s former roommate, and well as evidence from coconspirators, supported the conclusion in the presentence report that the defendant’s methamphetamine-related conduct involved more than 4.5 kilograms of Ice methamphetamine. Background James Skyler Sebastian pleaded guilty without a ...

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Identical indictments did not violate double jeopardy rights (access required)

Appellant is not entitled to habeas corpus relief based on counsel’s failure to object at trial that appellant’s multiple convictions based on identical indictments violated his double jeopardy rights. Overview Appellant Dodd was convicted of three counts each of forcible ...

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