US v. Armel, No. 08-4700 - Criminal Law - U.S. Fourth Circuit
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US v. Armel, No. 08-4700

Defendant's conviction and sentence to thirty months in prison and three-year term of supervised release for threatening federal officials is affirmed but special conditions in connection with supervised release ordering defendant to not possess pornography, not enter places where pornography could be obtained, not have contact with children, and submit to invasive sex offender tests are vacated and remanded as the district court offered scant explanation for any of the challenged special conditions and no explanations for the pornography conditions. 

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Appellate Information

Argued: September 24, 2009

Decided: October 19, 2009

Judges

Opinion by Judge Motz

Counsel

For Appellant:  Mary Elizabeth Maguire, Office of the Federal Public Defender, Richmond, Virginia

For Appellees: Stephen David Schiller, Office of the United States Attorney, Richmond, Virginia