US v. Stinson, No. 08-1717 - Criminal Law - U.S. Third Circuit
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US v. Stinson, No. 08-1717

District court's imposition of an enhanced offense level on a defendant in holding that he is a career offender, convicted of drug trafficking and related crimes, is affirmed but on alternate ground that defendant's prior conviction for resisting arrest, a categorical crime of violence, provided the second predicate offense to his designation as a career offender.   

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Appellate Information

On Appeal from the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Opinion Filed January 14, 2010

Judges

Before: Sloviter, Ambro, and Jordan, Circuit Judges

Opinion by Circuit Judge Sloviter

Counsel:

For Appellant:  Thomas F. Burke

For Appellee:   Laurie Magid, Acting US Attorney, Robert A. Zauzmer and Maria M. Carrillo, Assistant US Attorneys