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US v. Williams, No. 08-5000

Based on evidence seized from defendant's home during execution of a search warrant issued in the investigation of threatening  and sexually explicit emails concerning minor boys sent by the defendant, conviction for possession of an unregistered machine gun and an unregistered silencer is affirmed where: 1) the search for and seizure of the child pornography fell within the scope of the warrant, or in the alternative, its seizure was justified under the plain-view exception to the warrant requirement; 2) the seizure of the machine gun and the silencer was justified by the plain-view exception.   

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Appellate Information

Argued: September 22, 2009

Decided: January 21, 2010

Judges

Opinion by Senior District Judge Niemeyer

Counsel

For Appellant:  Todd M. Richman, Office of the Federal Public Defender

For Appellee:  Andrew McCormack, Office of the US Attorney