Dec 6

“An Offer You Can’t Refuse”


On December 5, 2013, Human Rights Watch issued a report on how U.S. federal prosecutors force drug defendants to plead guilty. The report, entitled “An Offer You Can’t Refuse,” may be downloaded here.

Related to this topic is U.S. District Judge Gleeson’s (E.D.N.Y.) Statement of Reasons in U.S. v. Kupa, issued on October 9, 2013, discussing federal prosecutors’ abuse of their power to dramatically increase mandatory minimum sentences by filing so-called §851 informations in drug trafficking cases. The Statement of Reasons in U.S. v. Kupa may be downloaded here.

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