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United States v. Coglianese, No. 20-12074 (May 17, 2022)

In United States v. Coglianese, No. 20-12074 (May 17, 2022) (William Pryor, Jordan, Brown (N.D. Ga.)), the Court affirmed the defendant’s low-end 168-month for child sex crimes. After upholding the procedural and substantive reasonableness of the sentence, the court upheld a special condition of supervision restricting the defendant from accessing computers and the internet, and [...]

2022-05-17T19:50:52+00:00May 17th, 2022|

United States v. Rodriguez, No. 20-14681 (May 12, 2022)

In United States v. Rodriguez, No. 20-14681 (May 12, 2022) (Jill Pryor, Grant, Marcus), the Court affirmed the defendant’s 135-month sentence for his role in a conspiracy trafficking methamphetamine. First, the Court upheld the district court’s decision to attribute 200 kilograms of meth to Rodriguez after considering the scope of the enterprise, his particular role, [...]

2022-05-12T21:23:24+00:00May 12th, 2022|

United States v. Moon, No. 20-13822 (May 10, 2022)

In United States v. Moon, No. 20-13822 (May 10, 2022) (Jill Pryor, Branch, Hull), the Court affirmed the defendant’s child pornography convictions. First, the Court upheld the denial of a motion to suppress videotapes found during the execution of an unrelated search warrant on the defendant’s medical office.  The Court concluded that the search was [...]

2022-05-10T20:41:19+00:00May 10th, 2022|

Seabrooks v. United States, No. 20-13459 (May 6, 2022)

In Seabrooks v. United States, No. 20-13459 (May 6, 2022) (Wilson, Rosenbaum, Conway (MD Fla.)) (per curiam), the Court reversed the denial of a 2255 motion based on Rehaif, vacated the felon-in-possession conviction, and remanded for further proceedings. The Court issued three holdings.  First, it agreed with the parties that Rehaif announced a  new “substantive” [...]

2022-05-09T16:35:46+00:00May 9th, 2022|

United States v. Clark, No. 20-10672 (Apr. 28, 2022)

In United States v. Clark, No. 20-10672 (Apr. 28, 2022) (Jordan, Jill Pryor, Tjoflat), the Court affirmed Mr. Clark's convictions and sentence. Mr. Clark was convicted of possessing a firearm as a convicted felon, possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute, and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.  After a jury trial, he was [...]

2022-05-04T17:49:19+00:00May 4th, 2022|

RECEPTIONIST/CLERICAL ASSISTANT WEST PALM BEACH OFFICE

FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDER POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT RECEPTIONIST/CLERICAL ASSISTANT WEST PALM BEACH OFFICE The Federal Public Defender for the Southern District of Florida is accepting applications for the full-time position of Receptionist/Clerical Assistant in our West Palm Beach office.  The Federal Public Defender, a branch of the United States Courts is an Equal Opportunity Employer [...]

2022-05-03T19:39:28+00:00May 3rd, 2022|

United States v. Thomas, No. 19-11670 (Apr. 25, 2022)

In United States v. Thomas, No. 19-11670 (Apr. 25, 2022) (Branch, Grant, Tjoflat), the Court affirmed Mr. Thomas's sentence. Mr. Thomas appealed his 120-month sentence for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of actual methamphetamine and 1 kilogram or more of heroin.  He argued that the district court erred in (1) applying [...]

2022-04-26T16:33:39+00:00April 26th, 2022|

United States v. Mosley, No. 20-11146 (Apr. 21, 2022)

In United States v. Mosley, No. 20-11146 (Apr. 21, 2022) (William Pryor, Jordan, Brown (N.D. Ga.)) (per curiam), the Court vacated Mr. Mosley's sentence and remanded for further proceedings. Mr. Mosley pleaded guilty to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 922(g) and 924(a)(2).  At sentencing, his [...]

2022-04-26T16:31:47+00:00April 26th, 2022|

United States v. Stowers, No. 18-12569 (Apr. 20, 2022)

In United States v. Stowers, No. 18-12569 (Apr. 20, 2022) (Jordan, Brasher, Anderson), the Court affirmed the district court's denial of the defendants' motions to suppress. In this consolidated appeal, the Court answered several questions of first impression regarding Title III of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act, which regulates the interception of wire, oral, [...]

2022-04-26T16:28:34+00:00April 26th, 2022|

United States v. Smith, No. 19-13056 (Apr. 19, 2022)

In United States v. Smith, No. 19-13056 (Apr. 19, 2022) (William Pryor, Jordan, Brown (N.D. Ga.)), the Court reversed the district court's denial of Mr. Smith's First Step Act motion and remanded for further proceedings. Mr. Smith was convicted of possession of 5 grams or more of crack cocaine with intent to distribute, in violation of 21 [...]

2022-04-21T16:48:36+00:00April 21st, 2022|
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