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United States v. Chambers

United States District Court, Second Circuit

December 4, 2013

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v.
KEAN CHAMBERS, Defendant.

SENTENCING OPINION

ROBERT SWEET, District Judge.

On May 29, 2013, Kean Chambers ("Defendant" or "Chambers") pled guilty to Count One: Misprision of Felony, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 4, a Class E Felony. For the reasons set forth below, Chambers will be sentenced to time served. Defendant will also be required to pay a special assessment of $100.

Prior Proceedings

On May 29, 2013, Chambers was named in a onecount Superseding Information S112 CR 671 (RWS) in the Southern District of New York. Count 1 charges that on August 1, 2012, in the Southern District of New York and elsewhere, Chambers, having knowledge of an attempted Hobbs Act robbery, failed to disclose and concealed the attempted Hobbs Act robbery from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

On May 29, 2013, Kean Chambers pled guilty to Count 1 of Superseding Information S112 CR 671 (RWS). Chambers' sentencing is scheduled for December 2013.

The Sentencing Framework

In accordance with the Supreme Court's decision in United States v. Booker , 543 U.S. 220 (2005), and the Second Circuit's decision in United States v. Crosby , 397 F.3d 103 (2d Cir. 2005), the sentence to be imposed was reached through consideration of all of the factors identified in 18 U.S.C. ยง 3553(a), including the Advisory Guidelines. Thus, the sentence to be imposed here is the result of a consideration of:

(1) the nature and circumstances of the offense and the history and characteristics of the defendant;
(2) the need for the sentence imposed -
(A) to reflect the seriousness of the offense, to promote respect for the law, and to provide just punishment for the offense;
(B) to afford adequate deterrence to criminal conduct;
(C) to protect the public from further crimes of the defendant; and
(D) to provide the defendant with needed educational or vocational training, medical care, or other correctional treatment in the most effective manner;
(3) the kinds of sentences available;
(4) the kinds of sentence and the sentencing range established for -
(A) the applicable category of offense committed by the applicable category of defendant as set ...

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