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Criminal Law: Unlawful Possession of Firearm-Within-Guidelines Sentence-Calculation of Guidelines Range

Defendant pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm as a felon. The district court sentenced defendant within the guidelines range, advising that, even if the guidelines calculations were incorrect, it would impose the same sentence based on defendant’s history and characteristics. Where the district court expressly stated that it would have imposed its sentence based on ...