The court rejected Tibu's motion for compassionate release because of the factors set for in § 3553(a). The court emphasized the serious nature of Tibu's offense, and also noted that granting her request for home confinement less than a year into her sentence would not be consistent with other § 3553(a) factors. The court also found compelling the government's argument that Tibu presented a continued danger to the community due to her past criminal conduct.
United States v. Tibu, 2:18-cr-20351-NGE-APP, 2020 WL 5569808 (E.D. Mich. Sept. 17, 2020)
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances
Pre-Existing Health Conditions
Pre-Existing Health Conditions Notes
Chronic kidney disease; underwent surgery to remove one kidney. Suffers from "various health issues". Government concedes that her health conditions place her at increased risk of COVID-19.
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