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US v. Thrower, No. 08-2016

Defendant's firearm possession conviction is affirmed where: 1) defendant's prior New York offense of larceny from the person met the first prong of the inquiry required under the residual clause of the Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA); and 2) defendant's offense was roughly similar to an enumerated offense in the ACCA.

Read US v. Thrower, No. 08-2016

Appellate Information

Argued: September 11, 2009

Decided: October 14, 2009


Per Curiam


For Appellant:

Norman Trabulus, New York, NY

For Appellee:

Amanda Hector and Emily Berger, Assistant United States Attorney Generals, New York, NY