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Criminal Law: Felon in Possession of Firearm-Possession in Connection with Another Felony-Sentencing Enhancement

Defendant was sentenced to 20 years’ imprisonment for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 5 or more grams of crack cocaine. The Fair Sentencing Act, which was later made retroactive by the First Step Act, increased the threshold for the mandatory minimum sentence from 5 grams to 28 grams of crack cocaine. The district ...
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