Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
William P. Earley , Assistant Federal Public Defender, Office of the Federal Public Defender, Oklahoma City, OK, for Defendant-Appellant.
Suzanne Mitchell , Assistant United States Attorney ( Sanford C. Coats , United States Attorney, and Ashley Altshuler , Assistant United States Attorney, with her on the brief), Oklahoma City, OK, for Plaintiff-Appellee.
Before BRISCOE, Chief Judge, HOLLOWAY and HARTZ, Circuit Judges.
United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit.
BRISCOE, Chief Judge.
Defendant Paul Everett Rich, III, pled guilty to one count of felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1). Because he had been convicted of three predicate offenses, he qualified for enhanced punishment under the Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA), 18 U.S.C. § 924(e), and was sentenced to the mandatory minimum of 180 months' imprisonment. Rich now appeals the imposition of the sentencing enhancement...
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