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US v. Mangum, No. 10-1640

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By FindLaw Staff on November 16, 2010 3:59 PM

Felon in Possession Sentence Affirmed

In US v. Mangum, No. 10-1640, the court affirmed defendant's sentence for being a felon in possession of a firearm where 1) the district court thus did not err in finding that defendant possessed a firearm in connection with another felony offense - his check-cashing operation - and a four level-enhancement under U.S.S.G. section 2K2.1(b)(6) was appropriate on that basis; and 2) the court provided the necessary "insight into [its] reasons" for deciding to vary 13 months above the suggested guidelines range.


As the court wrote:  "After Gabriel Mangum pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm, see 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1), the district court1 sentenced him to 84 months' imprisonment. Mr. Mangum appealed his sentence and we affirm."

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