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Criminal Law: Possession of Firearm as Felon-Below-Guidelines Sentence-Counting of Prior Conviction

Defendant appealed his below-guidelines sentence, arguing that the district court erroneously counted his prior Missouri conviction of unlawful use of a weapon as a “crime of violence.” Where the court had previously ruled that unlawful use of a weapon constituted a crime of violence, the district court correctly determined defendant’s base offense level. Judgment is affirmed. U.S. v. ...

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