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Criminal – Upward sentence departure of 143 months found unreasonable (access required)

A defendant who pleaded guilty to arson and was convicted of making a false statement to influence a bank loan is entitled to resentencing because the district court failed to identify an aggravating circumstance not accounted for by the sentencing guidelines when imposing a 240-month sentence, which represented a 143-month upward departure from the guidelines. Background William ...

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