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US v. Paz, No. 10-1683

By FindLaw Staff on October 08, 2010 2:25 PM

In US v. Paz, No. 10-1683, the court affirmed defendant's sentence for illegal reentry into the United States in violation of 8 U.S.C. section 1326(b), holding that the district court properly applied the sentencing enhancement for illegal reentry into the U.S. after a prior crime of violence, namely sexual assault under Arkansas law.

As the court wrote:  "Melvin Geovani Paz pled guilty to illegal reentry into the United States in
violation of 8 U.S.C. § 1326(b). He appeals the district court's1 16-level sentencing enhancement for his prior deportation after a conviction for a "crime of violence." Having jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1291, this court affirms."

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