U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals Reverses and Orders Re-Sentencing

The United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Atlanta reversed one of my cases on July 31, 2008, and remanded it back to the district court for re-sentencing due to the sentencing judge’s failure to specifically follow the dictates of 18 U.S.C. ยง 3553(c). While this particular case had to do with a conspiracy to import a large quantity of cocaine aboard a ship boarded by customs agents on the high seas, the appellate court’s opinion has universal applicability to all federal sentencing matters and certainly must be paid careful attention by attorneys who represent healthcare fraud defendants at sentencing. To read the opinion click here.