U.S. v. RICE

No. 11-1941.

673 F.3d 537 (2012)

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Deontae D. RICE, Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided March 7, 2012.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Stephen B. Clark , Angela Scott, Attorneys, Office of the United States Attorney, Criminal Division, Fairview Heights, IL, for Plaintiff-Appellee.

Rodney H. Holmes , Attorney St. Louis, MO, for Defendant-Appellant.

Before SYKES and TINDER, Circuit Judges, and DeGUILIO, District Judge.

DeGUILIO, District Judge.

Deontae D. Rice was indicted on September 22, 2010, on one count of knowingly possessing a firearm on or about May 25, 2010, while being an unlawful user of controlled substances in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(3). Rice later pled guilty without a plea agreement and was sentenced to 46 months' imprisonment. On appeal, Rice challenges the district court's application at sentencing of a 4-level increase under U.S.S.G. § 2K2.1(b...

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