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Friday, February 17, 2012

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

In U.S. v. Henzel (SD Ind., Pratt), a 14-page opinion, Circuit Judge Bauer writes:

Samuel T. Henzel pleaded guilty to traveling across state lines with the intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct, 18 U.S.C. ยง 2423(b). He was given a prison sentence of 135 months, which the district court and the parties assumed to be above the applicable Guidelines range. On appeal, Henzel challenges only the reasonableness of that sentence, arguing that the district court did not give adequate reasons for the variance. We disagree. Moreover, although the point was overlooked by the parties, the district court miscalculated the imprisonment range favorably to Henzel, and the sentence imposed is actually within the correctly calculated range. We affirm the judgment.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on February 17, 2012 12:26 PM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions