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Felon in Possession Conviction Affirmed
In US v. Daniels, No. 10-1296, the court affirmed defendant's conviction and sentence for being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, holding that 1) the evidence was sufficient for a reasonable jury to conclude that defendant knowingly possessed a firearm; 2) the district court's finding that defendant marched the victim down the street at gunpoint received ample support in the evidence; and 3) defendant did not show that the district court clearly erred in denying his request for a reduction for acceptance of responsibility.
As the court wrote: "A jury convicted Timothy Daniels of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 922(g)(1) and 924(e). The district court held a sentencing hearing, stated that it intended to sentence Daniels to 216 months' imprisonment (18 years) and three years' supervised release, but reserved imposing a final sentence until it reviewed the trial transcript to determine whether sufficient evidence supported several sentencing enhancements."