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Drug co-conspirator receives reduced sentence in federal court

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by Mindy Aguon

Guam - Jackie Yong Lee was re-sentenced in the District Court today to 41 months behind bars with credit for time served. Lee was a co-conspirator in one of the island's largest drug trafficking rings. She was originally sentenced to 8 years in prison for her involvement in bringing crystal meth from California to Guam. 

The Ninth Circuit Court found that the District Court failed to use the sentencing guidelines as a starting point when determining lee's sentence.  Additionally it held that the district court incorrectly calculated the guidelines range and failed to determine a revised minimum sentence. 

Lee will also have to serve five years on supervised release.

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