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Rickenbacker v. U.S.



U.S. District Court

SENTENCE

Rickenbacker v. U.S., 365 F.Supp.2d 347 (E.D.N.Y. 2005). After pleading guilty to credit card fraud Credit card fraud is a wide-ranging term for theft and fraud committed using a credit card or any similar payment mechanism as a fraudulent source of funds in a transaction. The purpose may be to obtain goods without paying, or to obtain unauthorized funds from an account.  and being sentenced to 24 months of imprisonment Imprisonment
See also Isolation.

Alcatraz Island

former federal maximum security penitentiary, near San Francisco; “escapeproof.” [Am. Hist.: Flexner, 218]

Altmark, the

German prison ship in World War II. [Br. Hist.
, a defendant moved to vacate To annul, set aside, or render void; to surrender possession or occupancy.

The term vacate has two common usages in the law. With respect to real property, to vacate the premises means to give up possession of the property and leave the area totally devoid of contents.
, set aside, or correct the sentence. The district court denied the motion. The court held that defense counsel was not deficient in failing to move for a downward departure of the defendant's sentence based on perceived hardships the defendant endured while being detained prior to sentencing. According to according to
prep.
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.

2. In keeping with: according to instructions.

3.
 the court, the alleged substandard conditions, consisting of being served food that the defendant believed had been accessed by rodents, and not being provided with a fully stocked library, were not conditions that rose to the level that would warrant a downward departure. The defendant had been served bread that rodents had apparently partially eaten, and in one instance a mouse had created a tunnel inside of the bread. (Nassau County Correctional Center, New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of
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Title Annotation:SENTENCE
Publication:Corrections Caselaw Quarterly
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Aug 1, 2005
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