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US v. Dortch, 09-3260

By FindLaw Staff on December 23, 2010 3:53 PM

Sentencing challenge in bank robbery conviction

US v. Dortch, 09-3260, concerned a challenge to the district court's imposition of a statutory maximum sentence of 240 monthsIn a prosecution of defendant for bank robbery.  In affirming the sentence, the court held that defendant's arguments, that the district court erred in applying a two-level enhancement for a death threat based on the note he gave the bank teller and that the district court erred by enhancing his sentence twice for the same underlying conduct, are withut merit.  The court also held that, were the case remanded for resentencing, the district court would impose the same sentence regardless of whether it found that the officer suffered serious bodily injury,

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