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US v. Hurtado, 13-50170

The 46-month sentence imposed on defendant following his guilty plea to intentionally and knowingly importing 11.64 kilograms of cocaine into the United States from Mexico is affirmed, where: 1) the district court applied the correct legal standard, did not abuse its discretion in its application of the "minor role" guideline to the facts of the case, and did not clearly err when it found that defendant was a typical commercial drug smuggler and not entitled to a minor role reduction pursuant to U.S.S.G. section 3B1.2(b); and 2) defendant's sentence is reasonable.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 07/29/2014
  • Published 07/29/2014




  • United States Ninth Circuit