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http://nycourts.law.com/CourtDocumentViewer.asp?view=Document&docID=47157 Judge BD Parker DEFENDANT APPEALED from two district court judgments sentencing him principally to four concurrent terms of imprisonment of 48 months. Defendant had pleaded guilty to passport fraud, bail jumping and obstruction of justice after fraudulently attempting to obtain a U.S. passport in Hawaii. Defendant also pretended to be his own fictional brother after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, falsely reporting to his attorney that he himself had died in the attacks. Defendant later posed as another fictional brother in an attempt to obtain a death certificate for himself from the New York City Law Department World Trade Center Unit. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that the district court, which divided the convictions into two groups, erred by failing to group the obstruction count with the New York passport court. The court remanded for a consideration of whether defendant qualifies for the additional sentence reduction under �3E1.1(b) of the Sentencing Guidelines.

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