United States v. Suarez-Gonzalez, No. 13-1594 (1st Cir. 2014)Annotate this Case
Appellant pleaded guilty to 126 counts, spread over two separate indictments, of aiding and abetting others in stealing or knowingly converting postal money orders from the United States Postal Service (USPS). The district court sentenced Appellant to a term of twenty-one months imprisonment. On appeal, Appellant claimed that his sentence was both procedurally and substantively unreasonable. The First Circuit affirmed, holding (1) the sentencing court did not err in applying the two-level enhancement under U.S. Sentencing Guidelines 2B5.1(b)(2)(A); (2) the sentencing court gave fair and balanced consideration to the sentencing factors limned in 18 U.S.C. 3553(a); and (3) Appellant’s twenty-one month sentence was not substantively unreasonable.