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Resentencing required as priors are no longer ACCA predicates (access required)

The defendant’s 220-month sentence was based on four prior convictions that rendered him an “armed career criminal.” Now, however, two of those prior convictions no longer qualify as violent felonies, thus requiring resentencing. Background Randall Cornette pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1) pursuant to a ...