An inexplicable 15-year delay in complying with an appellate court’s order followed by the flawed resentencing of a drug defendant has prompted the appellate court to assign the case to a different judge.

In 1993, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals directed Eastern District Judge Thomas Platt to resentence Hector Hernandez because the judge had failed to articulate how Hernandez’s alleged leadership position in a drug gang justified a longer prison term.

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