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US v. Lymas, 13-4635

Defendants pled guilty to Hobbs Act Conspiracy and using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, and each was sentenced to an identical term of 200 months imprisonment. On appeal, defendants challenge both the procedural and substantive reasonableness of their sentences. The sentences for defendants Lymas, Newman, and Gomez are vacated and remanded for resentencing, where the district court committed prejudicial procedural error by failing to explain its rejection of the Guidelines sentences or to offer an individualized assessment to justify each defendant's sentence based on the particular facts of the case before the court.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 03/18/2015
  • Published 03/18/2015


  • Traxler


  • United States Fourth Circuit


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