United States v. Sanchez, No. 11-2429 (2d Cir. 2014)Annotate this Case
Defendant pleaded guilty to conspiring to possess, with intent to distribute, over 1,000 grams of heroin. On appeal, defendant challenged his sentence of 288 months' imprisonment and 10 years' supervised release. The court concluded that defendant's rights were substantially affected and the fairness and integrity of the judicial proceedings were seriously compromised where defendant's mandatory minimum sentence was miscalculated and where the record reflects that this miscalculation had an impact on the sentence imposed. Due to this plain error, the court vacated the sentence and remanded for resentencing.