The 4th Circuit affirmed Moreland's convictions, saying that the District Court did not abuse its discretion in its rulings. The court also held that while the District Court's variance sentence was reasonable, the reduction in sentence was too great considering Moreland's criminal history. Moreland's sentence was vacated, and the case remanded for a new sentence of no less than 20 years.
United States v. Moreland
February 22, 2006