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December 8, 2004

More cases in limbo awaiting Booker and Fanfan

Two articles today report on the continuing impact of the uncertain state of federal sentencing as we all await a ruling in Booker and Fanfan:

  • This article from the New York Law Journal provides details surrounding a Second Circuit decision (apparently from last week) which meant that "two lawyers convicted in an insurance kickback scheme four years ago have won another delay in serving their jail terms because of uncertainty over federal sentencing guidelines." 

  • This article from the Pacific Daily News discusses a ruling yesterday in District Court of Guam (which is in the Ninth Circuit) to release from jail pending resentencing former high-ranking government official A.J. "Sonny" Shelton.  As the article details, Shelton's 10-year sentence  on several corruption charges including bribery and bid-rigging (of which Shelton has already served 3+ years) was reversed by the Ninth Circuit after Blakely.  And, according to the article, "a resentencing hearing is not scheduled to be held for Shelton until the decision on the Booker and Fanfan is made."

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