United States v. Pagan-Walker, No. 16-1166 (1st Cir. 2017)Annotate this Case
The First Circuit affirmed Defendant’s sentence in this criminal case. Pursuant to a plea agreement, Defendant pled guilty to possession of a firearm. The parties stipulated that the government would recommend a sentence at the middle of the applicable guideline range and that the applicable guideline range was thirty to thirty-seven months. The district court, however, imposed a sixty-month sentence, varying from the applicable guidelines range. Defendant appealed, challenging both the procedural and substantive reasonableness of his sentence. The First Circuit rejected Defendant’s arguments, holding that the district court did not commit procedural or substantive error.