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US v. Richards, 10-4767

A sentence given to a public official for accepting a bribe is affirmed against a challenge to the application of an enhancement pursuant to section 2C1.2(b)(3) of the Sentencing Guidelines for being a government official in a high-level decision-making or sensitive position, where: 1) the proper standard for review of the district court's enhancement decision is clear error; and 2) the district court did not clearly err in finding the defendant subject to the enhancement.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 03/16/2012
  • Published 03/16/2012


  • Rendell


  • United States Third Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • William Ruzzo, William S. Houser

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