No. 06-2532.

474 F.3d 1130 (2007)

UNITED STATES of America, Appellant, v. Amanda WILLIAMS, Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit.

Filed: January 29, 2007.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

John H. Lammers, Asst. U.S. Attorney, argued, Sioux City, IA, for Appellant.

Forest D. Eastman, argued, Clear Lake, IA, for appellee.

Before BYE, COLLOTON, and BENTON, Circuit Judges.

COLLOTON, Circuit Judge.

The Sentencing Reform Act provides that a district court has "limited authority to impose a sentence below a statutory minimum," upon motion of the government, "so as to reflect a defendant's substantial assistance in the investigation or prosecution of another person who has committed an offense." 18 U.S.C. § 3553(e). This case presents the question whether a district court, after reducing a sentence based on substantial assistance pursuant...

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