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09-CR-141 U.S. v. Jordan

Sentencing
Controlled substances; firearms

A combined 75-month sentence is reasonable for convictions of possession of a firearm as a felon, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense.

“Under all the circumstances, I found a sentence of 15 months on the § 922(g) and § 841 counts, followed by the 60 month consecutive sentence required on the § 924(c) count, sufficient but not greater than necessary to satisfy the purposes of sentencing. This sentence provided just punishment given the bad combination of drugs and guns. Because it was more than twice as long as any previous sentence defendant had served, it sufficed to deter him and protect the public. I took into account in imposing this sentence defendant’s cooperativeness, both on his arrest and thereafter, and the fact that he avoided brushes with the law for nearly a decade. I saw no significant correctional treatment needs. The sentence created no unwarranted disparity, given the factors discussed above. It would have been the same regardless of the specific guideline calculations on the § 922(g) and § 841 counts. See United States v. Sanner, 565 F.3d 400, 406 (7th Cir. 2009).”

09-CR-141 U.S. v. Jordan

E.D.Wis., Adelman, J.


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