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Scott v. United States

419 F.2d 264 (D.C. Cir. 1969)

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Scott v. United States

United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit)

419 F.2d 264 (D.C. Cir. 1969)

Facts

Vincent Scott (defendant) was convicted of robbery and sentenced to five to fifteen years in prison. At the trial, Scott asserted his innocence. At the sentencing hearing, the trial judge stated that he had not believed Scott’s testimony and would have sentenced Scott more leniently if Scott had pleaded guilty. Scott appealed both the conviction and the sentence.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Bazelon, C.J.)

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