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Criminal Law: Felon in Possession of a Firearm -Upward Variance-Procedural and Substantive Error

  Defendant pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. On appeal, defendant challenged the district court’s decision to sentence him to 120 months’ imprisonment, an upward variance from the guidelines range of 30 to 37 months. Defendant argued that the district court committed procedural and substantive errors by imposing an above-guidelines sentence. District ...