United States v. Maldonado-Escarfullery, No. 11-1245 (1st Cir. 2012)Annotate this Case
Defendant pled guilty to firearms charges in three cases. The district court, at a consolidated hearing, subsequently sentenced Defendant to a total term of imprisonment of seventy-two months. Defendant appealed, arguing that the district court abused its discretion by failing to comply with 18 U.S.C. 3584(b), which requires a court to consider the statutory sentencing factors under 18 U.S.C. 3553(a) when deciding whether multiple sentences of imprisonment will be served concurrently or consecutively. The First Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the sentences, holding that the district court did consider the statutory sentencing factors when it imposed a consecutive sentence even though the court did not specifically reference the factors that Appellant highlighted.
The court issued a subsequent related opinion or order on August 23, 2012.