US v. Gonzalez-Velez, No. 07-2277
Defendant's sentence of 135-months' imprisonment after being convicted of participating in a conspiracy to distribute narcotics is affirmed where: 1) trial court's reliance on witness' testimony was not unreasonable; 2) district court did not err in attributing the full five kilograms of cocaine to defendant in calculating the base offense level of 32; 3) district court did not err in denying defendant's request for a two-level reduction in his offense level for acceptance of responsibility.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico
Decided November 25, 2009
Opinion by Torruella, Circuit Judge
For Appellant: María H. Sandoval
For Appellee: Thomas F. Klumper, Assistant United States Attorney, with whom Nelson Pérez-Sosa, Assistant United States Attorney, Chief, Appellate Division, and Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Vélez, United States Attorney