CASE LAW UPDATE: Whether defendant was not entitled to a downward departure in sentencing?
Defendant was convicted on drug charges and was sentenced. Defendant appealed her sentence. On appeal, defendant argued that she should have been given a mitigating role reduction. The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals held that defendant was not entitled to a mitigating role reduction on the grounds that unobjected to facts showed that the defendant coordinated drug deliveries, wired money for the conspiracy, and allowed drugs to be stored at her home. Affirmed.
United States v. Vela, 21-1930, per curiam. Appealed from the United States District Court, Southern District of Iowa.
Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.