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Criminal Law : Gun Possession – Knowledge – Sufficiency Of Evidence

Where a defendant who was found with shotgun parts in his car challenged his conviction for illegally possessing a gun as a felon, the district court’s instructions stated the law accurately and adequately, and the government proved the defendant’s knowing possession of the firearm since a witness saw him participate in a burglary where numerous guns were stolen and he was observed placing items in his car and was then stopped 20 minutes later.

Judgment is affirmed.

U.S. v. Griffith (MLW No. 67847/Case No. 14-1976 – 8 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Melloy, J.) Appealed from U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, Doty, J. (James E. Ostgard, Minneapolis, argued for appellant) (Thomas Calhoun-Lopez, Minneapolis, argued for appellee).

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