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US v. Gaines, 11-4032

In a prosecution for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in which the defendant moved to suppress--as "fruit of the poisonous tree"--a firearm seized by police following an unlawful stop of a vehicle in which he was a passenger, the district court's order granting the motion is affirmed, as the defendant's assault on the police officers after the stop did not purge the taint of the unlawful stop.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 01/27/2012
  • Published 01/27/2012


  • Agee


  • United States Fourth Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Rod J. Rosenstein, James Wyda