Block on Trump's Asylum Ban Upheld by Supreme Court
Defendant's identity theft sentence is affirmed where: 1) the district court could only consider the value of defendant's substantial assistance in reducing his mandatory two-year sentence for aggravated identity theft based on the government's 18 U.S.C. section 3553(e) motion; and 2) defendant did not file a motion for a departure nor request a departure orally at the sentencing hearing.
Submitted: May 15, 2009
Filed: September 11, 2009