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Va. Robbery Is ‘Violent Crime’ for Career Offender Status (access required)

A defendant who pleaded guilty to pos­session of cocaine base with intent to dis­tribute can be sentenced as a career offend­er under USSG § 4B1.1 because his prior Virginia conviction for robbery is a “crime of violence,” notwithstanding defendant’s argument that the career offender provi­sion for “crime of violence” is nearly iden­tical to the “violent ...