The opinion of the court was delivered by: Judge: Hon.JOHN A. Mendez
RETROACTIVE CRACK COCAINE REDUCTION CASE U.S.C. § 3582(c)(2)
STIPULATED MOTION and ORDER TO REDUCE SENTENCE PURSUANT TO 18
Defendant, LUCIANO RAMIREZ-SALAZAR, by and through his attorney, Assistant Federal Defender David M. Porter, and plaintiff, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, by and through its counsel, Assistant U.S. Attorney MARY L. GRAD, herestipulate as follows:by
1. Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3582(c)(2), this court may reduce the term of imprisonment in the case of a defendant who has been sentenced to a term of imprisonment based on a sentencing range that has subsequently been lowered by the Sentencing Commission pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 994(o);
2. On November 1, 2007, Amendment 706 regarding sentencing for crack cocaine became effective, and by Amendment 713, effective March 3, 2008, retroactive application of Amendment 706 was permitted;
3. The parties agree that after consideration of the factors set forth in 18 U.S.C. § 3553(a), a term of imprisonment sufficient but not greater than necessary to promote the traditional goals of sentencing would be 220 months; and,
4. Accordingly, the parties request the court enter the order lodged herewith reducing Mr. Ramirez-Salazar's term of imprisonment to 220 months.
Dated: December 15, 2010 Respectfully submitted, BENJAMIN WAGNER DANIEL J. BRODERICK United States Attorney Federal Defender
MARY L. GRAD DAVID M. PORTER Assistant U.S. Attorney Assistant Federal Defender Attorney for Plaintiff Attorney for Movant UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LUCIANO RAMIREZ-SALAZAR
This matter came before the Court on the pro se motion of the defendant for reduction of sentence pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3582(c)(2), filed on April 29, 2009, and on August 3, 2009.
On April 5, 2001, this Court resentenced Mr. Ramirez-Salazar to a term of imprisonment of 240 months. The parties agree, and the Court finds, that pursuant to Amendments 706 and 713, and in light of the factors set forth in 18 U.S.C. § 3553(a), a term of imprisonment sufficient but not greater than necessary to effectuate the traditional goals of sentencing is 220 months.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the term of imprisonment imposed on April 5, 2001 is reduced to 220 months.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that all other terms and provisions of the STIPULATION AND ORDER TO REDUCE SENTENCE ...