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Tag Archives: Drug trafficking

Wisconsin man seeks freedom in Gangster Disciples case

A lawyer for a man named in a nationwide probe of Gangster Disciples gang members tried to get him released to await trial at his home in Madison, Wis., where he contributes to the arts and music scenes. But a federal magistrate declined, citing the allegation that he was involved in a carjacking in Georgia.

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Feds say 2 major drug cases cracked in SE Wis.

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — Federal officials say they’ve taken down two major drug trafficking operations in southeastern Wisconsin, including one that’s also connected to Texas and Illinois. The U.S. attorney in Wisconsin’s Eastern District, James Santelle, said 17 people have been indicted on drug trafficking and firearms offenses, including several alleged members of the Gangster Disciples street gang. Santelle said ...

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10-CR-31 U.S. v. Vang

Sentencing Drug trafficking Where the defendant did not know the amount of controlled substances involved in the one transaction he participated in, and did not profit from the transaction, a community sentence is appropriate. “The guidelines recommended 70-87 months, but that was based on defendant’s high drug weight, which substantially inflated his range and overstated the seriousness of his offense. ...

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09-3680 U.S. v. Hudson

Sentencing Firearms; drug trafficking 18 U.S.C. 924(c)(1)(A)’s “except” clause only applies when the minimum sentence “otherwise provided” is for the sec. 924(c) offense in question. “§ 924(c)(1)(A)’s ‘except’ clause only applies when the minimum sentence ‘otherwise provided’ is ‘for the [§ 924(c)] offense in question.’ Abbott v. United States, 131 S. Ct. 18, 2010 WL 4569898, at *12 (2010) (quoting ...

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09-479 & 09-7073 U.S. v. Abbott

Sentencing Drug trafficking; use of weapon A defendant is subject to the highest mandatory minimum specified for his conduct in 18 U.S.C. 924(c), unless another provision of law directed to conduct proscribed by sec. 924(c) imposes an even greater mandatory minimum. The Government’s reading-that the “except” clause is triggered only when another provision commands a longer term for conduct violating ...

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