United States v. Fields, No. 16-1451 (1st Cir. 2017)Annotate this Case
The First Circuit affirmed Defendant’s sentence for the crime of possession of stolen government property with intent to convert. The district court imposed an above-the-range sentence of thirty months’ imprisonment. The First Circuit held (1) the district court did not clearly err in refusing to find that Defendant’s criminal conduct was attributable to his substance abuse; (2) the district court made no finding that the offensive conduct involved identity fraud; (3) the district court adequately explained its reasons for imposing an upwardly variant sentence; and (4) Defendant’s sentence was substantively reasonable.