Convictions of defendant for drug and gun related crimes are vacated and remanded where the evidence of his prior conviction for an unrelated drug offense eight years earlier was substantially more prejudicial than probative.
Argued: December 4, 2009
Decided and Filed: February 9, 2010
Opinion by Circuit Judge Kethledge
For Appellant: Kevin Michael Schad, Federal Public Defender's Office
For Appellee: Kevin G. Ritz, Assistant US Attorney