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US v. Williamson, 09-10079

Defendant's cocaine possession sentence is affirmed where: 1) for a U.S.S.G. section 3E1.1(b) reduction, the government must first determine that defendant assisted authorities by entering a timely guilty plea, the government must file a motion with the court to that effect, and then the court must decide that the defendant meets the section 3E1.1(b) criteria; and 2) the district court kept its considerations to those contained in section 3E1.1(b) -- the efficient use of the government's and the court's resources and the timeliness of the plea.

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  • Decided 03/02/2010
  • Published 03/02/2010

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  • United States Fifth Circuit

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