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EDVA: Terror convictions lack predicate, vacated (access required)

A defendant convicted of various conspiracy charges related to his involvement with violent jihad groups overseas successfully challenged certain convictions via a § 2255 motion, arguing that offenses invoking the use of force under 18 U.S.C. § 924 lacked proper predicate crimes. Background In 2003, Movant Seifullah Chapman and others were indicted for various offenses arising out ...