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Criminal Law: Obstructing Commerce by Robbery-Career-Offender Designation-Predicate “Crime of Violence”

Defendant pleaded guilty to obstructing commerce by robbery after he robbed a drug store’s safe. On appeal, defendant challenged the district court’s determination that his conviction for robbery under 18 U.S.C. §1951 qualified as a “crime of violence” for a career-offender designation.

Where the district court expressly noted that it would have imposed the same sentence regardless of the career-offender designation, any error was harmless.

Judgment is affirmed.

U.S. v. Mitchell (MLW No. 74601/Case No. 18-3128 – 3 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, per curiam) Appealed from U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska, Rossiter, J.