United States v. Boucher

Man attacks his neighbor, a U.S. senator from Kentucky, takes plea deal wherein the gov’t agrees to seek 21-month sentence. But wait! The judge sentences him to just 30 days. Prosecutors appeal the sentence, in spite of alleged implication by the gov’t that no appeal would be made. Sixth Circuit: The language in the plea deal waiving the man’s right to appeal does not imply a reciprocal waiver of the gov’t’s right to appeal. (Note: There is a circuit split on the issue.)

Tags: 2018, Plea Deals, Sentencing, Sixth Circuit

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