Wednesday, December 10, 2008

CGCCA grants sentence disparity relief in published opinion

CGCCA released two opinions yesterday, though neither is on its web site. One of the two is published. United States v. Tuscan, __ M.J. ___, No. 1281 (C.G. Ct. Crim. App. Dec. 9, 2008). I've posted it here. In Tuscan, the Coast Guard Court rejected a challenge to the timeliness of the government's notice to the defense that a prosecution witness had been immunized. CGCCA also rejected a plain error challenge to a portion of the addendum SJAR. But CGCCA reduced Fireman Machinery Technician Tuscan's sentence due to its disparity with a co-actor's sentence. The reduction, though, consisted of knocking out six months of confinement that Tuscan had already served.

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