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U.S. v. Benjamin Cornelius Blue (No. 16-4537) Defendant-Appellant Benjamin Cornelius Blue appeals his 272-month sentence, which the district court imposed after Blue pled guilty to armed bank robbery and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence. On appeal, Blue argues that his sentence is unreasonable because the district court failed to address his non-frivolous arguments

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United States v. Moshin Raza (No. 16-4247) United States v. Farukh Iqbal (No. 16-4259) United States v. Mohammad Ali Haider (No. 16-4261) United States v. Humaira Iqbal (No. 16-4262) The defendants were convicted by a jury in the Eastern District of Virginia of the offenses of wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud . Their

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Juniper v. Zook (No. 13-7) Anthony Juniper was convicted at trial for the murders of Keshia Stephens, along with Ms. Stephens’ brother, and her two daughters. The evidence at trial showed that Juniper and Stephens were involved in a tumultuous relationship. On the morning of the murders, Juniper went to Stephens’ apartment at approximately 10:20

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U.S. v. Terrell Banker (No. 16-4413) Terrell Banker appeals his convictions for conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking of a minor, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1594; sex trafficking of a minor, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1591(a); and enticement of a minor for illegal sexual activity, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §

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US v. Beth Palin & Joseph Webb (No. 16-4522, No. 16-4540) Palin owned Mountain Empire Medical Care (“MEMC”), an addiction medicine clinic, and Bristol Laboratories (“the Lab”), which processed urine drug tests ordered by doctors. The Lab performed two types of urine tests: the basic, inexpensive “quick-cup” test and a more sophisticated, more expensive “analyzer” test. Referring

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U.S. v. Shawntanna Thompson Shawntanna Lemarus Thompson pled guilty to a drug offense and being a felon in possession of a firearm. The district court increased his sentence, because it found Thompson’s previous state conviction for assault inflicting serious bodily injury constituted a “crime of violence” under § 4B1.2 of the United States Sentencing Guidelines.

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United States v. Lacresha Slappy After serving a prison term, Slappy began serving a term of supervised release. Approximately one year later, Slappy’s probation officer filed a motion for revocation of Slappy’s supervised release, arguing numerous violations. At the revocation hearing, the Judge sentenced Slappy to the maximum punishment for these violations, while not specifically

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