Case Detail
CitationUnited States v. Villa-Vazquez, 536 F.3d 1189 (10th Cir. 2008)
CrimeNon-violent, other
Pros. First NameUKN
Pros. Last NameUKN
Trial Year2006
BodyAppeals court
OpinionTenth Circuit Court of Appeals ordered a new sentencing hearing because the prosecution had "blatantly violated its promises" from the plea agreement, describing it as "reprehensible misconduct." The agreement stated the prosecution would seek the low-end punishment within the federal sentencing guidelines but they proceeded to make "an impassioned argument in favor of an upward departure" from the guidelines.
Determination Year2008
Misconduct TypeP
C/S EffectNew sentencing Hearing
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
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