U.S. v. Purnell

Federal 7th Circuit Court
Criminal Court
Case Number: 
No. 12-1283
Decision Date: 
December 3, 2012
Federal District: 
N.D. Ill., E. Div.
Dist. Ct. did not err in denying defendant’s motion for reduction in sentence on charges of crack cocaine distribution and use of firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking under section 3582(c) of Fair Sentencing Act (FSA). Record showed that defendant’s 78-month original sentence was within reduced guideline range of FSA, and Dist. Ct. could properly look to defendant’s false statements made in his post-conviction efforts to set aside his firearm conviction to deny instant request for discretionary reduction of sentence.