Case Detail
CitationUnited States v. Dicus, 579 F. Supp. 2d 1142 (N.D. Iowa 2008)
CrimeDrug crimes
StateIA
Pros. First NameUKN
Pros. Last NameUKN
FederalYes
Trial Year2008
BodyTrial court
OpinionThe prosecution breached the plea bargain agreement by seeking a "career offender" enhancement at sentencing, resulting in a "serious and recidivist prosecutorial misconduct." "I think it's beyond blatant. I think it's egregious. To enter into an agreement that you're going to do something and do a 180-degree turn and then actually argue for the enhancement in complete violation of the plea agreement? Why isn't that blatant and egregious?"
Determination Year2008
Misconduct TypeP
C/S EffectReduction in sentence
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
SanctionsUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
Web linkhttp://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/files/dicus_prosmisconduct_092408.pdf