US v. Dawson, No. 08-4000 - U.S. Fourth Circuit
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US v. Dawson, No. 08-4000

District court's imposition of a 70-months' sentence of defendant found guilty of conspiracy to distribute crack and powder cocaine is vacated and remanded as the defendant has met his burden of establishing plain error in the government's breach of the plea agreement to recommend the minor participant reduction at sentencing.   

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Appellate Information

Argued: October 27, 2009

Decided: December 3, 2009

Judges

Opinion by Circuit Judge  Hamilton

Counsel

For Appellant:  Sandra Barrett

For Appellee:   Amy Elizabeth Ray, Office of the United States Attorney