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US v. Stinson, No. 08-1717

Sentence for drug crimes and firearms possession is affirmed where: 1) defendant has been convicted of the two requisite crimes to qualify as a career offender, as his state law conviction for resisting arrest constitutes a crime of violence as that term is used in U.S.S.G. sec. 4B1.1(a); and 2) the district court properly considered the 18 U.S.C. sec. 3553 (a) sentencing factors.   

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Appellate Information
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Submitted July 6 2009
Filed July 28, 2009

Before: SLOVITER, AMBRO, and JORDAN, Circuit Judges.
Opinion by SLOVITER, Circuit Judge.

For Appellant: Thomas F. Burke, Philadelphia, PA. 

For Appellee: Laurie Magid, Acting United States Attorney, Robert A. Zauzmer, Assistant United States Attorney, Maria M. Carrillo, Assistant United States Attorney, Philadelphia, PA.