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US v. Busara, 07-3857

In finding that Defendant delivered the fatal blow against one kidnapping victim, district court did not err in crediting his conspirator's presumptively unreliable statement, which bore sufficient indicia of reliability to override this presumption. The forty-year sentence is affirmed because it falls within the Guideline range and was reasonably deemed appropriate in light of the 18 U.S.C. section 3553(a) factors.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 10/28/2008
  • Decided 12/30/2008
  • Published 12/30/2008


  • RIPPLE, Circuit Judge., Before BAUER, RIPPLE and EVANS, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Seventh Circuit


  • For Appellees:
  • Michelle L. Jacobs (argued), Office of the United States Attorney, Milwaukee, WI, for Plaintiff-Appellee., Richard L. Scheff (argued), Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, Philadelphia, PA, for Defendant-Appellant.
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