Nos. 89-3423, 89-3508.

906 F.2d 323 (1990)

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Charles THOMAS, a/k/a Reginald Gardner, and Melvin Cooper, Jr., Defendants-Appellants.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided July 9, 1990.

As Amended July 27, 1990.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Eric J. Klumb, Maxine A. White, Asst. U.S. Attys., Milwaukee, Wis., for U.S.

Charles O. Blaha, Milwaukee, Wis., for Charles Thomas.

Debra J. Patterson, Wauwatosa, Wis., for Melvin Cooper, Jr.

Before BAUER, Chief Judge, FLAUM, Circuit Judge, and ESCHBACH, Senior Circuit Judge.


The district court departed upward from the applicable Guideline range in the sentencing of defendants Charles Thomas and Melvin Cooper. We find that the court did not provide adequate, detailed reasons for departure, and did not justify the extent of departure by linking it to the structure of the Guidelines. Accordingly, we vacate the sentences and remand for resentencing.

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