No. 96-3278.

140 F.3d 865 (1998)

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Avram L. GOTTLIEB, aka David Gottlieb, Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit.

April 3, 1998.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Jill M. Wichlens, Assistant Federal Public Defender, Denver, CO (Michael G. Katz, Federal Public Defender, Denver, CO, with her on the brief), for Defendant-Appellant.

Gregory G. Hough, Assistant United States Attorney, Topeka, KS (Jackie N. Williams, United States Attorney, Topeka, KS, with him on the brief), for Plaintiff-Appellee.

Before PORFILIO, BRORBY and MURPHY, Circuit Judges.

MURPHY, Circuit Judge.


Defendant Avram Gottlieb pleaded guilty to bank robbery, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2113(a). Prior to Gottlieb's plea, the government filed an information seeking enhancement of his sentence pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3559(c), popularly known as the "Three Strikes" statute. Congress enacted the Three Strikes statute in 1994 as part of a comprehensive crime control bill. See Violent Crime Control and Law...

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