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Indictment, instruction errors prompt firearm reversal (access required)

Where the indictment did not state that to convict the defendant of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, the government must prove he knew he belonged to the relevant category of persons barred from possessing a firearm, and the jury was not instructed on this element, the conviction was vacated. Background Jovon Medley was tried ...