No. 11-2652.

681 F.3d 908 (2012)

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Billy COVINGTON, Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided May 25, 2012.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Jessica Romero (argued), Attorney, Office of the United States Attorney, Chicago, IL, for Plaintiff-Appellee.

Carol A. Brook , Rosalie L. Guimarães (argued), Attorneys, Office of the Federal Defender Program, Chicago, IL, for Defendant-Appellant.

Before BAUER, MANION and WOOD, Circuit Judges.

BAUER, Circuit Judge.

The defendant-appellant, Billy Covington, robbed a bank in Lansing, Illinois. He was arrested and pleaded guilty to the crimes of bank robbery ("Count 1") and brandishing a firearm during a bank robbery ("Count 2") under 18 U.S.C. § 2113(a) and 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)(A). On July 14, 2011, the district court sentenced Covington to 36 months in prison on Count 1 and a consecutive sentence of 84 months on Count 2. Covington appeals, arguing...

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