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CASE LAW UPDATE:  Whether enhancement in sentence was proper based upon supervisory role in offense?    

In sentencing defendant, the District Court enhanced the offense level after finding that defendant played an aggravating role in the drug dealing operation by supervising sales.  The District Court also departed downward from the enhanced Guidelines range based on defendant’s cooperation in the government prosecution of another individual.  Defendant appealed.

Where the evidence showed that the co-defendant did not start the drug distribution operation prior to defendant’s involvement or that they shared equally in profits, defendant’s provision of equipment and materials was sufficient to find that he exercised a supervisory role over the co-defendant.

United States v. Hibbert, 20-3676, per curiam.  Appealed from the United States District Court, Southern District of Iowa.

Minneapolis Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.

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