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US v. Thompson, No. 08-4994

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By FindLaw Staff on December 03, 2009 8:18 AM

In a prosecution for possession by a felon of a firearm, district court's imposition of a 92-month sentence instead of the minimum 15-years' imprisonment is vacated and remanded as a North Carolina conviction for breaking and entering under North Carolina General Statutes section 14-54(a) is, as a matter of law, a violent felony within the meaning of ACCA. 

Read US v. Thompson, No. 08-4994

Appellate Information

Argued: September 24, 2009

Decided: December 2, 2009


Opinion by District Judge Niemeyer


For Appellant:  Ann Margaret Hayes, Office of the United States Attorney

For Appellee:  Debra Carroll Graves, Office of the Federal Public Defender

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