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Criminal – Misjoinder – Carjacking – Felon In Possession (access required)

Trying defendant’s firearm possession charge with charges arising from a carjacking several weeks earlier was an improper joinder under Fed. R. Crim. P. 8; it was prejudicial to defendant, as the evidence on the firearm charge was overwhelming, but the evidence on the carjacking charges was not, and the 4th Circuit affirms the firearm conviction ...

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