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US v. Sayad, No. 08-1366

In the government's appeal of defendant's sentence for interstate travel in aid of racketeering, the sentence is affirmed where: 1) the district court committed no procedural error in mentioning defendant's Iranian-Christian status; and 2) the record supported the weight the district court attached to certain 18 U.S.C. section 3553(a) factors in varying downward from the applicable Guidelines sentence.

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Appellate Information

Filed December 22, 2009


Opinion by Judge Murphy


For Appellant:

Michael C. Johnson, David M. Gaouette, Assistant United States Attorneys, Denver, CO

For Appellee:

Howard A. Pincus, Raymond P. Moore, Federal Public Defenders, Denver, CO