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Plea Colloquy Supports ACCA Sentence (access required)

Although a defendant says he did not personally affirm a prosecutor’s account of defendant’s encounter with police officers when he pleaded guilty to an earlier assault charge, the district court, in sentencing defendant on a later firearm charge, can find the assault was a “violent felony” and sentence defendant to a mandatory minimum 15-year sentence ...