The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Tuesday vacated the sentence of a man who illegally re-entered the United States, finding that the 60 months ordered by U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest of the Southern District of New York was “both procedurally and substantively unreasonable.”
The defendant, Latchman Singh, a Guyanese national who lived most of his life in the United States, appeared to have a long rap sheet that stretched back decades. He had already served time in federal prison, and was removed from the country previously. On Aug. 17, 2015, he was charged for again illegally re-entering the country, to which he pleaded guilty.
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