United States Seventh Circuit

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US v. COSTELLO, 01-2839

An increase in defendant's base-offense level, under U.S.S.G. section 2G1.1(b)(1), requires that force or coercion be directed toward a prostitute, and force directed toward someone other than a prostitute cannot apply to support such an increase.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 09/26/2002
  • Published 09/26/2002

Judges

  • POSNER, Circuit Judge., Before POSNER, EASTERBROOK, and DIANE P. WOOD, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Seventh Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellees:
  • Toi Denise Houston (argued), Office of U.S. Atty., Hammond, IN, for Plaintiff-Appellee., Bret A. Rappaport, Bethany N. Schols (argued), Schwartz, Cooper, Greenberger & Krauss, Chicago, IL, for Defendant-Appellant.