State Sentencing : Federal Sentencing Essay
How Relevant Conduct Affected the Dennis Hastert Case
Dennis Hastert is a previous leader of the House of Representatives. Hastert was charged and federally convicted of wiring illegal payments to an alleged child victim of sexual assault. Hastert did this in an attempt to avoid taxation and cover up his crime. The molestations had occurred in the ‘60s and ‘70s; therefore, the state or federal authority could not charge him with the actual crimes because the statute of limitations had expired on the crimes Hastert committed. However, in federal court there is something called relevant conduct - information related to relevant conduct under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines Manual 1B1.3.
Presentence Investigation Report (PSR)
When the federal court is about to sentence an individual, a federal probation officer produces a Presentence Investigation Report. This report is commonly referred to as a PSR. The PSR is the investigation of the…