US v. Carrasco-de-Jesus, No. 08-2463 - Criminal Law - U.S. First Circuit
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US v. Carrasco-de-Jesus, No. 08-2463

Conviction of defendant for conspiracy to issue and use counterfeit checks is affirmed where: 1) because the government affirmatively disclaimed the waiver-of-appeal provision, there is no justification for proceeding sua sponte to inquire into its preclusive effect; 2) U.S.S.G. section 5G1.3(b) did not require the district court to impose a concurrent sentence in this case; and 3) district court's decision to run the sentence consecutively was substantively reasonable.   

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Appellate Information

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

Decided December 11, 2009

Judges

Before:  Seyla, Howard and Lipez, Circuit Judges

Opinion by Seyla, Circuit Judge

Counsel

For Appellant:  Mariángela Tirado-Váles

For Appellee:  Rosa Emilia Rodriguez-Vélez, United States Attorney, Nelson Pérez-Sosa, Chief, Appellate Division, and Julia M. Meconiates, Assistant United States Attorney