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Criminal Law :  Sentencing – Prior Conviction – Crime Of Violence 

Where a defendant challenged his sentence for firearms offenses, the district court did not err in finding that a conviction in New York for second-degree robbery qualified as a crime of violence under the force clause, and the judgment is affirmed because any error in assessing criminal history points was harmless.

Judgment is affirmed.

U.S. v. Williams (MLW No. 71984/Case No. 17-1632 – 9 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Smith, J.) Appealed from U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri, Fenner, J. (Angela C Hasty, Leawood, Kansas, argued for appellant) (Bruce A. Rhoades  and Philip M. Koppe, Kansas City, Missouri, argued for appellee).

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