United States v. Rivera, No. 14-40389 (5th Cir. 2015)Annotate this Case
Defendant-appellant Sandra Rivera violated the conditions of her supervised release. The district court rejected the within-Guidelines recommendation of the magistrate judge and departed upward, imposing the five-year maximum revocation sentence. Rivera appealed her revocation sentence, arguing that the district court relied upon improper considerations when it imposed it. Because Rivera has not satisfied the fourth prong of the plain-error standard, the Fifth Circuit affirmed.
The court issued a subsequent related opinion or order on August 7, 2015.