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US v. Studabaker, No. 08-1614

Defendant's conviction and sentence for causing the foreign travel of a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity are affirmed where: 1) his prosecution did not violate the Double Jeopardy Clause; 2) defendant did not reserve the right to appeal the sufficiency of the evidence, and thus waived his argument that the government did not provide a sufficient factual basis to support his plea; and 3) the district court did not abuse its discretion when it rejected defendant's argument that his sentence should be reduced to account for his prior incarceration.

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Appellate Information

Argued: August 5, 2009

Decided and Filed: August 24, 2009


Opinion by Judge Moore


For Appellant:

Kerry M. Donahue, Bellinger & Donahue, Dublin, OH

For Appellee:

Daniel Y. Mekaru, Assistant United States Attorney, Grand Rapids, MI