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US v. Madera-Rivera , 17-1319

Affirmed the denial of a medically ill defendant's request for a downward departure under the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines. The defendant, who had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess five kilograms or more of cocaine with intent to distribute, sought a shorter sentence due to his chronic liver ailments. However, the First Circuit found no abuse of discretion in the sentence of 180 months.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2018/08/02


  • Boudin


  • United States First Circuit