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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
Criminal No. 02-37(DSD/SRN)

DISTRICT OF MINNESOTA

United States of America,
Plaintiff,

v.
Jeffery J. Thigpen,

Defendant.



ORDER

This matter is before the court on defendant Jeffery J.
Thigpen’s motion to terminate his term of supervised release. On
April 24, 2002, a jury convicted defendant on several counts under
18 U.S.C. §§ 1035(a)(2), 1347 and 1956(a)(1)(A)(I), and on August
30, 2002, the court sentenced him to 51 months imprisonment and
three years of supervised release. Defendant began his period of
supervision on June 27, 2006.

Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3583(e)(1), a court, after
consideration of several factors set forth in § 3553(a), may
“terminate a term of supervised release and discharge the defendant
at any time after the expiration of one year of supervised release
... if [the court] is satisfied that such action is warranted by
the conduct of the defendant released and the interest of justice.”
Since beginning his supervision, defendant indicates that he
has complied with the terms of his supervised release, has not
missed a restitution payment, has maintained his own business and

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filed taxes for 2006 and 2007. Moreover, defendant states that he
has lost a great deal of weight, is still married and is grateful
to “have found a new discipline for [his] life.” The court
commends defendant on his accomplishments and encourages him to
continue. However, supervised release is an integral part of any
sentence, and the court believes, absent more compelling
circumstances, that the interest of justice does not warrant
termination of supervision in this case.

Therefore, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that defendant’s motion to

terminate supervised release [Doc. No. 193] is denied.

Dated: April 21, 2008

s/David S. Doty
David S. Doty, Judge
United States District Court

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