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Criminal Law: Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine -Career Offender -Crime of Violence

Defendant pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. He opposed his career-offender classification, arguing that a prior Illinois conviction for aggravated battery was not a crime of violence. The district court disagreed and sentenced defendant as a career offender. Where ...

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Criminal Law: Bank Robbery-Career Offender-Crime of Violence

  Defendant pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery. At sentencing, the district court classified defendant as a career offender due to his current offense, a 1979 bank-robbery conviction, and a 2001 Missouri second-degree robbery conviction, finding that the ...

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Criminal Law: Felon in Possession of Firearm-Attempted Robbery-“Crime of Violence”

Defendant received a 72-month prison sentence for being a felon in possession of a firearm after the district court concluded that defendant’s prior Missouri conviction for attempted first-degree robbery constituted a “crime of violence” that established a higher base level ...

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Criminal Law: “Willful” Aggravated Assault- “Crime of Violence”- Sentencing Guidelines

During defendant’s sentencing for possession of a firearm as a felon, the district court concluded that defendant’s prior North Dakota aggravated-assault conviction constituted a crime of violence under the federal sentencing guidelines and thereby increased his recommended guidelines range. On ...

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