No. 04-3170.

436 F.3d 272 (2006)

UNITED STATES of America, Appellee v. Leonard GILLESPIE, Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit.

Decided February 7, 2006.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Michael F. Williams, appointed by the court, argued the cause and filed the briefs for appellant. With him on the brief was Barbara Mack Harding.

John P. Mannarino, Assistant U.S. Attorney, argued the cause for appellee. With him on the brief was Kenneth L. Wainstein, U.S. Attorney. Roy W. McLeese, III, Assistant U.S. Attorney, entered an appearance.

Before: SENTELLE, RANDOLPH and ROGERS, Circuit Judges.

Opinion for the Court filed by Circuit Judge ROGERS.

ROGERS, Circuit Judge.

Leonard Gillespie appeals his conviction of drug and firearms offenses on the ground that his sentence violates the Fifth and Sixth Amendments of the United States Constitution. Because the claimed violations were rendered harmless beyond a reasonable doubt by the district court's announcement of a discretionary "alternative sentence" identical to that which it imposed under the United...

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