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Federal gun prosecution not barred by Double Jeopardy (access required)

Where the defendant was previously charged in state court with capital murder of a police officer after a traffic stop, a later federal prosecution for possession of a firearm by a felon was not barred by Double Jeopardy. An offense committed under the laws of a state is not the same offense as one committed ...