United States v. Coleman, No. 17-1041 (1st Cir. 2018)Annotate this Case
The First Circuit affirmed the sentence imposed upon Defendant in connection with his conviction for knowing and intentional distribution of a controlled substance, holding that the district court properly denied an offense-level reduction for acceptance of responsibility under the sentencing guidelines.
During the sentencing proceeding, Defendant stipulated that certain conduct constituted “relevant conduct” within the meaning of USSG 1B1.3. On appeal, Defendant argued that the district court erred in refusing to grant him an offense-level reduction for acceptance of responsibility because the disputed conduct was not relevant conduct. The First Circuit disagreed, holding that the district court did not clearly err in refusing to grant Defendant an offense-level reduction for acceptance of responsibility.