The defendant appeals his 27-month prison sentence and lifetime term of supervised release following a guilty plea to failing to register as a sex offender. The sentencing judge did not err by not giving the defendant's willingness to cooperate significant weight. No 18 U.S.C. §3553(a) factor requires the sentencing judge to take such cooperation into account. The district court's order pertaining to the defendant's lifetime term of supervised release is vacated and remanded for further proceedings on this issue, and the sentence is otherwise affirmed. 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, No. 12-40302, 12-40302.
United States v. Fraga
February 19, 2013