No. 10-2132.

642 F.3d 583 (2011)

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Gerald PITTMAN, Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided June 15, 2011.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Meghan C. Morrissey (argued), Office of the United States Attorney, Chicago, IL, for Plaintiff-Appellee.

Gregory T. Mitchell (argued), Homewood, IL, for Defendant-Appellant.

Before EASTERBROOK, Chief Judge, and CUDAHY and POSNER, Circuit Judges.

CUDAHY, Circuit Judge.

Gerald Pittman was arrested and indicted on numerous charges of distributing crack cocaine and one charge of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. After Pittman pleaded guilty to one of the drug charges and received a sentence that was significantly below that recommended by the Sentencing Guidelines, the government decided to prosecute Pittman on the remaining charges of the indictment. Pittman ended up pleading guilty to these charges...

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