United States Seventh Circuit

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US v. House, 07-4043

Defendant's sentence of 188 months for distribution of crack cocaine is affirmed where the district court: 1) properly adjusted base offense level due to defendant's obstruction of justice in asking defense witness not to testify; 2) did not abuse its discretion in declining to reduce sentence based on the disparity in the sentencing guidelines for powder cocaine versus crack cocaine; and 3) properly considered all the requisite factors under sentencing law.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 12/02/2008
  • Decided 12/31/2008
  • Published 12/31/2008

Judges

  • FLAUM, Circuit Judge., Before CUDAHY, FLAUM, and SYKES, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Seventh Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellees:
  • Anthony Garcia, Office of the United States Attorney, Chicago, IL, for Plaintiff-Appellee., Bradley M. Baglien, Sidley Austin, Chicago, IL, for Defendant-Appellant.