A cooperating defendant who failed to appear for his own sentencing is still entitled to a letter from the government requesting a downward departure under the federal sentencingguidelines, a Southern District judge has ruled.
Senior Judge Charles S. HaightJr. found in United States v. Vergara, 90 Cr. 44, that admittedcocaine dealer Emiro Vergara should be considered for a sentence belowthe mandatory minimum because his cooperation led to the conviction oftwo other dealers.
This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.
To view this content, please continue to their sites.
Not a Lexis Subscriber?
Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.
For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]