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Sentence Enhancement Upheld in Gun Case (access required)

The 4th Circuit affirms defendant’s 268-month prison sentence on a conviction of possession of a firearm as a felon, enhanced under the Armed Career Criminal Act. Defendant raises three issues on appeal. First, he contends his prior North Carolina state convictions do not qualify as predicate felonies for sentencing under the ACCA because he was sentenced ...