United States v. Boney, No. 13-3087 (3d Cir. 2014)Annotate this Case
After a staged drug deal and attempting to hire a hit man to kill the confidential informant involved in the set-up, Boney was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(B), & 846; attempting to retaliate against the confidential informant, 18 U.S.C. 1513(a)(1)(B); and solicitation of a person to retaliate against a witness, victim, or informant, 18 U.S.C. 373. The district court sentenced Boney to a term of imprisonment of 220 months on each count and ordered the sentences to run concurrently. The Third Circuit affirmed Boney’s conviction, but concluded that the district court misapplied the Sentencing Guidelines and vacated the sentence and remanded for resentencing.