No. 94-3204.

64 F.3d 281 (1995)

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Kevin GORDON, Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided August 24, 1995.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Barry Rand Elden, Asst. U.S. Atty., Haywood E. McDuffie (argued), Office of the U.S. Atty., Crim. Receiving, Appellate Div., Chicago, IL, for plaintiff-appellee.

Ellen R. Domph (argued), Chicago, IL, for defendant-appellant.

Before CUMMINGS, EASTERBROOK, and KANNE, Circuit Judges.

KANNE, Circuit Judge.

Kevin Gordon got his fifteen minutes of fame by robbing nine banks in the Chicago area. As a result of his chosen path to celebrity, he is now serving a 387-month sentence in a federal penitentiary. He does not contest his conviction (he pled guilty), but he appeals his sentence on various grounds.

I. Background

Kevin Gordon was the "15-second bank robber." He got that name because he typically gave tellers whom he was robbing...

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