United States District Court, D. Minnesota
Clifford B. Wardlaw, Assistant United States Attorney,
Counsel for Plaintiff.
Shannon R. Elkins, Office of the Federal Defender, Counsel
MEMORANDUM OF LAW & ORDER
Michael J. Davis United States District Court
matter is before the Court regarding the sentencing of
Defendant Carstie Lee Clausen. An evidentiary hearing was
held on June 26, 2017. Both parties have raised objections to
the sentencing guidelines suggested by the Probation Office.
A sentencing hearing is scheduled for November 29, 2017. The
Court issues the following Memorandum of Law and Order in
advance of the sentencing.
20, 2017, Defendant Carstie Lee Clausen pled guilty to Count
1 of the Indictment, Assault of a Federal Agent, in violation
of 18 U.S.C. §§ 111(a), (b), and Count 2 of the
Indictment, Damaging an Aircraft in the Special Aircraft
Jurisdiction of the United States, in violation of 18 U.S.C.
§ 32(a)(1). On June 26, 2017, the Court held an
evidentiary hearing regarding the application of the
Sentencing Guidelines official victim enhancement. On
September 28, 2017, the Probation Office issued a presentence
recommended the following Guidelines calculation:
Total Offense Level: 32
Criminal History Category: I
Imprisonment Range: 121 to 151 ...