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CASE ENTRY

United States v. Rivera-Ruperto

FBI sting meant to catch drug dealing Puerto Rican police officers instead nets man who is not an officer. No matter; he gets “no-hope sentence” of life without parole. Which, says the en banc First Circuit, seems grossly excessive in light of several mitigating factors (like his lack of a criminal history) that we are nonetheless obliged to ignore; the Supreme Court should review this.


Tags: 2018, En Banc, FBI, First Circuit, Police, Sentencing

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