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US v. Sisco, No. 07-3161

Sentence for drug crimes is affirmed where defendant's appeal of the upward departure from his sentencing guidelines range fell within the scope of his valid appeal waiver, and defendant has not shown that the sentence ultimately imposed was illegal or constituted a miscarriage of justice under existing applicable precedent, and thus the appeal must be dismissed. 

Read US v. Sisco, No.  07-3161

Appellate Information
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri.
Submitted: February 12, 2009
Filed: August 14, 2009

Before RILEY, SMITH, and SHEPHERD, Circuit Judges.
Opinion by SMITH, Circuit Judge.