U.S. v. Patrick

Federal 7th Circuit Court
Criminal Court
Case Number: 
No. 12-1789
Decision Date: 
February 14, 2013
Federal District: 
E.D. Wisc.
Dist. Ct. erred in sentencing defendant to 360-month term of incarceration on four counts of sex trafficking and made said sentence to run consecutively to 20-year sentence on state conviction for reckless homicide, where Dist. Ct. failed to adequately consider defendant’s argument that his substantial cooperation with authorities required more lenient sentence. Dist. Ct. gave only cursory reference to defendant’s claim of cooperation with officials, and record otherwise failed to indicate that Dist. Ct. appreciated severity of sentence it imposed where it had previously indicated that it was not going to impose life sentence.