No. 13-15057.

772 F.3d 1379 (2014)

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Jose Huco CRUANES, Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit.

December 5, 2014.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Andrea G. Hoffman , Kathleen Mary Salyer , Wifredo A. Ferrer , Vanessa S. Johannes , U.S. Attorney's Office, Miami, FL, for Plaintiff-Appellee.

Carlos Cruanes , Law Offices of Carlos Cruanes, Pa., Michael Mirer , Steven Amster, PA, Miami, FL, for Defendant-Appellant.

Before TJOFLAT, JILL PRYOR, and FAY, Circuit Judges.


On July 29, 1982, Jose Hugo Cruanes pled guilty to conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute, in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and 846. On October 8, 1982, the District Court pronounced sentence. The court found "reasonable grounds to believe" that Cruanes, then 24 years of age, "w[ould] benefit from...

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