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US v. Guzman-Mata, No. 08-10061

By FindLaw Staff on August 27, 2009 3:10 PM

Defendant's sentence for illegally reentering the U.S. is affirmed where a conviction under 8 U.S.C. section 1324(a)(1) is categorically an "alien smuggling offense" under U.S.S.G. section 2L1.2(b)(1)(A), and thus the district court properly enhanced defendant's sentence.

Read US v. Guzman-Mata, No. 08-10061

Appellate Information

Argued and Submitted February 9, 2009

Filed August 27, 2009

Judges

Opinion by Judge Smith

Counsel

For Appellant:

David T. Shannon, Assistant Arizona Federal Public Defender, Tuscon, AZ

For Appellee:

Celeste B. Corlett, Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ

George Ferko, Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ

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