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No sentence modification despite error in confirming status (access required)

Although it was error to accept the defendant’s guilty plea to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition without first establishing he knew of his prohibited status, the error was harmless because there was overwhelming evidence that he had knowledge of his status. Background On April 14, 2010, a federal grand jury returned a ...