Defendant's firearm possession conviction is affirmed where: 1) defendant's prior New York offense of larceny from the person met the first prong of the inquiry required under the residual clause of the Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA); and 2) defendant's offense was roughly similar to an enumerated offense in the ACCA.
Argued: September 11, 2009
Decided: October 14, 2009
Norman Trabulus, New York, NY
Amanda Hector and Emily Berger, Assistant United States Attorney Generals, New York, NY