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US v. Adair, 04-30859

Defendant's sentence for conspiracy to commit money laundering is vacated pursuant to his claim of Booker error where the government did not meet its burden of proving beyond a reasonable doubt that the federal constitutional error of which defendant complained did not contribute to the sentence that he received. (Revised opinion.)

Appellate Information

  • Decided 02/13/2006
  • Published 02/14/2006


  • KING, Chief Judge:, Before KING, Chief Judge, and BARKSDALE and CLEMENT, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Fifth Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • M. Patricia Jones, Asst. U.S. Atty., Baton Rouge, LA, for U.S., John H. Craft, Asst. Fed. Pub. Def., Robin Elise Schulberg, New Orleans, LA, for Adair.