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Monday, April 19, 2010

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In U.S. v. Coopman (ND Ind., Lozano), a 10-page opinion, Judge Kanne writes:

Brad Coopman was charged with possession of child pornography and receipt of child pornography. He pled guilty to the receipt charge without the benefit of a plea agreement. At the outset of Coopman’s sentencing hearing, the district court adopted the factual findings in the pre-sentence investigation report (PSR) without objection from the parties. After the government presented its witness, Coopman offered expert witness testimony in an effort to mitigate his sentence.

At the conclusion of Coopman’s evidence, the district court calculated a sentencing range of 151 to 188 months’ imprisonment. The court then sentenced Coopman to 151 months’ incarceration and 10 years’ supervised release. Coopman now challenges his sentence by alleging that the district court improperly placed presumptive weight on the guidelines, failed to consider non-frivolous arguments, and misapplied 18 U.S.C. § 3553. Coopman also argues that the district court imposed an unreasonable sentence. We affirm.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on April 19, 2010 11:43 AM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions