No. 22-1947.

81 F.4th 352 (2023)

UNITED STATES of America v. Luis D. MERCADO, Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit.

Opinion filed: August 29, 2023.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Ronald A. Krauss, Esq. , Jason F. Ullman, Esq. [ARGUED], Office of Federal Public Defender, 100 Chestnut Street, Suite 306, Harrisburg, PA 17101, Counsel for Appellant.

Christian T. Haugsby, Esq. [ARGUED], Paul J. Miovas, Jr., Esq. , Carlo D. Marchioli, Esq. , Office of United States Attorney, Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1501 N 6th Street, 2nd Floor, P.O. Box 202, Harrisburg, PA 17102, Counsel for Appellee.

Before: JORDAN, KRAUSE and SMITH, Circuit Judges.


Actions speak louder than words. So when a defendant continues to engage in criminal activity following a guilty plea, that post-plea conduct may bear on whether he has genuinely accepted responsibility for his crime of conviction. In this case, Appellant Luis Mercado...

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