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US v. PHILIPOSIAN, 00-3796

A sentence enhancement under USSG 5K2.17, possession of a high-capacity, semiautomatic firearm during a crime of violence, can apply even if the defendant did not take advantage of the weapon's high-capacity characteristics.

Appellate Information

  • Submitted 07/24/2001
  • Decided 09/25/2001
  • Published 09/25/2001


  • Before ROTH, BARRY, and AMBRO, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Third Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Maureen Kearney Rowley, Chief Federal Defender, David L. McColgin, Assistant Federal Defender, Defender Association of Philadelphia, Federal Court Division, Philadelphia, PA, Counsel for Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Michael L. Levy, United States Attorney, Robert A. Zauzmer, Assistant United States Attorney, Chief of Appeals, Faithe Moore Taylor, Peter F. Schenck, Assistant United States Attorney, United States Attorney's Office, Philadelphia, PA, Counsel for Appellee.
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