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US v. Varela, No. 08-2275

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By FindLaw Staff on November 18, 2009 3:19 PM

Defendant's firearm possession conviction is affirmed where, according to the Sentencing Guidelines, if a defendant possesses a firearm in connection with the commission of another offense, the district court must apply the offense level for the other offense if the resulting offense level is higher than the offense level as calculated under the provision governing the unlawful possession of firearms.

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Appellate Information

Filed November 18, 2009

Judges

Opinion by Judge Briscoe

Counsel

For Appellant:

Leon Schydlower, El Paso, TX

For Appellee:

Teresa L. Raymond, Gregory J. Fouratt and Laura Fashing, Assistant United States Attorneys, Albuquerque, NM

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