The court denied Pawlowski's appeal, finding the district court made no clear error in its judgment. While the court acknowledged his serious health risks, it ruled that these were outweighed by “the need to reflect the seriousness of the offense, promote respect for the law, provide just punishment, and afford adequate deterrence." The court also noted that Pawlowski had served 19 months of his 180 month sentence.
United States v. Pawlowski, No. 20-2033 (3d Cir. June. 26, 2020)
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