In Flores-Mejia’s case, defense counsel raised several grounds for departures and variances in a sentencing memorandum and at the sentencing hearing. One of the grounds raised was that Flores-Mejia’s cooperation with the government warranted a reduced sentence. After hearing argument on this issue from both parties, the district court stated: “Okay, thanks. Anything else?” Neither party replied, and the parties proceeded to sum up their positions on sentencing. The court then imposed sentence.