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US v. Blackman, 13-4406

The district court's judgment convicting defendant of two counts stemming from his participation in a series of armed robberies but denying the government's request for forfeiture is: 1) affirmed in part, as to defendant's conviction, where the prosecution's evidence was plainly sufficient to support defendant's conviction under Pinkerton for brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, and the indictment put defendant on notice that his participation in the robbery conspiracy was relevant to the alleged firearm offense; but 2) reversed in part, and remanded as to the district court's forfeiture ruling, where said ruling was unsupported by any relevant legal authority.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 03/21/2014
  • Published 03/21/2014

Judges

  • WILKINSON

Court

  • United States Fourth Circuit

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