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Criminal Law: Sentencing-Prior Convictions

Where a defendant argued on appeal that his Illinois convictions for robbery, armed robbery and attempted armed robbery were not crimes of violence for sentencing purposes, the judgment is affirmed because the court has held that Illinois robbery is a crime of violence, so the other two offenses would also qualify. Judgment is affirmed. U.S. v Brown ...