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United States v. Young, — F.3d —, 2020 WL 3729290 (10th Cir. July 7, 2020)

Jul 7, 2020

Reversing the district court’s denial of a motion to suppress, the Tenth Circuit held that the defendant’s statements during interrogation were involuntary and inadmissible, where the law enforcement agent made misrepresentations about potential penalties, stated that the length of the sentence depended on his cooperation, claimed to have spoken to the federal judge, emphasized that he would tell the judge that the defendant had cooperated, and represented that truthful responses would “buy down” his prison time.