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US v. Willings, No. 09-1334

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By FindLaw Staff on December 02, 2009 10:24 AM

In a prosecution for robbery of a federal bank through the use of a dangerous weapon, district court's imposition of a sentence designating defendant as a career offender under U.S.S.G. section 4B1.1(a) is affirmed as escape from secure custody is a crime of violence within the purview of the career offender guideline. 

Read US v. Willings, No. 09-1334

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Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Maine

Decided December 1, 2009


Before:  Seyla and Boudin, Circuit Judges, and Laplante, District Judge

Opinion by Seyla, Circuit Judge


For Appellant:  Charles K. Stephenson

For Appellee:   Paula D. Silsby, United States Attorney, and Margaret D. McGaughey, Appellate Chief

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