United States v. Vega-Rivera, No. 15-2467 (1st Cir. 2017)Annotate this Case
The First Circuit affirmed the sentence imposed by the district court for Defendant’s convictions for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and illegal possession of a machine gun. The district court sentenced Defendant at the top of the Guidelines range to fifty-seven months’ imprisonment. The First Circuit held (1) the district court did not err in applying a two-level enhancement pursuant to United States Guidelines Manual 3C1.2 for reckless endangerment while fleeing from law enforcement; (2) the district court did not abuse its discretion in imposing electronic monitoring and a curfew as conditions of Defendant’s supervised release; and (3) Defendant failed to demonstrate that his sentence was substantively unreasonable.