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Conviction stands for co-conspirator’s use of gun (access required)

Where the defendant could not be convicted under 18 U.S.C. § 924(c) for personally carrying a gun during a Hobbs Act conspiracy, his conviction for carrying a firearm during a crime of violence nevertheless stood because he was liable for his co-conspirator’s use of a firearm during a Hobbs Act robbery. Background A jury convicted Darrell Gillespie ...