U.S. v. RICH

No. 11-6342.

708 F.3d 1135 (2013)

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Paul Everett RICH, III, Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit.

February 11, 2013.

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.

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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