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Criminal Law: Bank Robbery-ACCA Enhanced Sentence-Prior Violent Felony

Defendant pleaded guilty to bank robbery and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. At sentencing, the district court determined that defendant’s five prior convictions for second-degree robbery in Missouri were “violent felonies” under the ACCA and required imposition of an enhanced sentence. On appeal, defendant argued that his sentence constituted a retroactive increase ...

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