The U.S. Sentencing Commission’s 2017 Amendment Cycle: Acceptance of Responsibility and Relevant Conduct
Reproduced with permission from Bloomberg BNA’s White Collar Crime Report, 3/31/2017
Alan Ellis and Mark Allenbaugh discuss the proposed amendment to the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines regarding acceptance of responsibility and challenging relevant conduct. The authors argue that any revised commentary to U.S.S.G. § 3E1.1 should make clear that challenges to relevant conduct, as well as arguments in favor of departures and variances, should not necessarily preclude a downward adjustment for acceptance of responsibility.