US v. Gonzalez-Velez, No. 07-2277 - U.S. First Circuit
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US v. Gonzalez-Velez, No. 07-2277

Defendant's sentence of 135-months' imprisonment after being convicted of participating in a conspiracy to distribute narcotics is affirmed where: 1) trial court's reliance on witness' testimony was not unreasonable; 2) district court did not err in attributing the full five kilograms of cocaine to defendant in calculating the base offense level of 32; 3) district court did not err in denying defendant's request for a two-level reduction in his offense level for acceptance of responsibility.  

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Appellate Information

Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico

Decided November 25, 2009

Judges

Before:  Lynch, Chief Judge, Torruella, and Seyla, Circuit Judges

Opinion by Torruella, Circuit Judge

Counsel

For Appellant:  María H. Sandoval

For Appellee:   Thomas F. Klumper, Assistant United States Attorney, with whom Nelson Pérez-Sosa, Assistant United States Attorney, Chief, Appellate Division, and Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Vélez, United States Attorney