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Celine Ohanian

White Collar Defense & Investigations Federal Sentencing Commission Limits Use of Acquitted Conduct in Sentencing Guidelines

The bipartisan United States Sentencing Commission voted unanimously to prohibit conduct for which a person was acquitted in federal court from being used to calculate a sentence range under the advisory federal sentencing guidelines. The Commission also approved additional reforms, including those that bring uniformity to sentencing for certain gun and financial crimes and provide […]

White Collar Defense & Investigations Federal Sentencing Update: New Guidelines May Offer Post-Conviction Relief for White Collar Offenders with No Criminal History

In August 2023, the U.S. Sentencing Commission announced that it would allow for the retroactive application of Amendment 821, which provides (in Part B) a decrease of two offense levels for “Zero-Point Offenders” whose crime did not involve aggravating factors. As a result, certain currently incarcerated individuals may be eligible for reduced sentences, effective February […]