U.S. v. Wang

Federal 7th Circuit Court
Criminal Court
Case Number: 
No. 11-3363
Decision Date: 
February 25, 2013
Federal District: 
N.D. Ill., E. Div.
Dist. Ct. did not err in sentencing defendant to 37-month term of incarceration on charge of conspiracy to defraud U.S. arising out of scheme to produce fake passports and other documents to obtain driver’s licenses based in part on finding that said scheme produced more than 100 false documents, as well as Dist. Ct.’s rejection of defendant’s claim that he was only minor participant in said scheme. Defendant acknowledged in his plea agreement that he conspired with several others, including conspiracy ring-leader, for approximate one-year period of time, and Dist. Ct. could properly find that scope of criminal activity to which defendant had agreed to jointly undertake included full range of conspiracy’s criminal activities so as to support 100-document figure used to establish defendant’s sentencing range. Moreover, facts contained in plea agreement precluded defendant from obtaining minor participant reduction.