No. 21-1531.

51 F.4th 47 (2022)

UNITED STATES of America, Appellee, v. Nathaniel RIVERA, Defendant, Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit.

October 14, 2022.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Ruth O'Meara-Costello and Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein LLP on brief for appellant.

Darcie N. McElwee , United States Attorney, and Noah Falk , Assistant United States Attorney, on brief for appellee.

Before Barron, Chief Judge, Selya and Thompson, Circuit Judges.

In this sentencing appeal, defendant-appellant Nathaniel Rivera strives to persuade us that the district court erred in elevating his guideline sentencing range (GSR) on account of his perceived leadership role in the criminal enterprise. Because our appraisal of the record reveals that the defendant's sentence rests on a sufficiently...

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