Appeal from the United States District Court
for the Eastern District of Tennessee of Chattanooga.
No. 1:09-cr-00187-1—Travis Randall McDonough, District Judge.
Decided and Filed: October 20, 2021
Before: ROGERS, GRIFFIN, and THAPAR, Circuit Judges.
THAPAR, Circuit Judge. In a drug deal gone wrong, Abraham Augustin kidnapped the
middleman at gunpoint and—after he was rescued—tried to hire a hitman to murder him and two
other witnesses. A jury convicted Augustin of eight charges. More than a decade later, Augustin
sought postconviction relief, arguing that one of his convictions was unlawful under a recent
Supreme Court decision. The district court agreed. So it corrected the error by vacating that
conviction and the relevant part of Augustin’s sentence. On appeal, Augustin contends that the
district court should have gone further and resentenced him entirely. We disagree and affirm.