No. 89-10162.

932 F.2d 1330 (1991)

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Theodore Albert GEYLER, Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Decided May 13, 1991.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Robert J. Hirsh, Brian I. Rademacher, Hirsh, Sherick & Murphy, Tucson, Ariz., for defendant-appellant.

Gary Clifford Korn, Asst. U.S. Atty., Tucson, Ariz., for plaintiff-appellee.

Before LIVELY, FLETCHER and REINHARDT, Circuit Judges.

REINHARDT, Circuit Judge:

Theodore Albert Geyler appeals his conviction for possession of firearms by a convicted felon on the ground that the conviction which served as the predicate offense is not a "conviction" within the meaning of the federal firearms statute. We reverse.


In 1977, Geyler was convicted in federal district court of the offense of misprision of a felony, which carries an authorized punishment of imprisonment for a term exceeding...

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