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US v. Michael, No. 07-2187

Defendant's drug and firearm convictions and sentence are affirmed where: 1) a rational jury could have found beyond a reasonable doubt that defendant exercised dominion and control over the drugs and firearm found in his apartment; and 2) 18 U.S.C. section 994(h) does not require a district court to remain within the Guidelines range in crack cocaine matters.

Read US v. Michael, No. 07-2187

Appellate Information

Argued: March 9, 2009

Decided and Filed: August 11, 2009


Opinion by Judge Kethledge


For Appellant:

Kevin M. Schad, Schad & Schad, Lebanon, OH

For Appellee:

Sean C. Maltbie, Assistant United States Attorney, Grand Rapids, MI