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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Opinions
United States v. Cluff
Opinion Date: May 18, 2017
Areas of Law: Criminal Law
The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of defendant's motion for a new trial, holding that the Government did not breach the plea agreement. In this case, the Government was not estopped from recommending that the district court deny a reduction for acceptance of responsibility and to instead apply a two-level increase for obstructing justice. Furthermore, the record did not support defendant's claim of prosecutorial vindictiveness.
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