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United States v. Rivas-Estrada

Man pleads guilty to various meth-related crimes; does not object to his proposed sentence. Uh oh! The judge’s written judgment contains conditions that weren’t mentioned at sentencing, including requiring the defendant to surrender himself for deportation after serving his time. Fifth Circuit: You can’t spring things like that on people. (Bonus: Footnote 5 features an Amazon review of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines Manual.)


Tags: 2018, Deportation, Fifth Circuit, Sentencing

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