The defendant-appellant appeals his sentence that is based on the district court's ruling that the government did not breach its plea agreement. An email exchange that was completed weeks prior to the defendant's guilty plea and not transmitted contemporaneously with the plea may not be considered part of the plea agreement; further, the defendant's reliance on the e-mail exchange would be unreasonable in light of the plea agreement's merger clause. The sentence is affirmed. United States v. Long, 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, No. 11-20726, 07-02-2013.
United States v. Long
July 11, 2013