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Criminal Law: Sentencing-ACCA-Robbery

Where a defendant challenged his sentence in a robbery case, the judgment is affirmed because the defendant’s Minnesota conviction for first-degree aggravated robbery constituted a crime of violence for purposes of the Armed Career Criminal Act. Judgment is affirmed. U.S. ...

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Criminal Law: Robbery-Jury Instruction-‘Dangerous Instrument’

Where a defendant challenged his conviction for first-degree robbery, the evidence was sufficient to support the conviction, but the trial court erred by omitting the definition of “dangerous instrument” from the instruction, so the judgment is reversed and remanded for ...

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Criminal Law: Robbery-Motion to Vacate Conviction-Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

  Defendant pled guilty to robbery. Thereafter, defendant moved to vacate his conviction, alleging his counsel was ineffective for misadvising defendant about the immigration consequences of a guilty plea. The district court denied defendant’s motion without an evidentiary hearing. Where ...

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Criminal Law: Robbery-Violation of Supervised Release-Substantive Reasonableness of Sentence

  Defendant committed a robbery while on supervised release from a prior bank robbery conviction. The district court sentenced defendant to an upward variance from the guidelines range. On appeal, defendant challenged his sentence as substantively unreasonable. Where the district ...

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Criminal Law: Robbery-Facebook Video Evidence-Aiding and Abetting

Where a defendant who was found guilty of bank robbery challenged the admission of Facebook videos that showed him displaying guns and ammunition, the district court did not err in admitting the videos as intrinsic evidence under Rule 404(b), and ...

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