No. 13-50647.

791 F.3d 1013 (2015)

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. George JEFFERSON, Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Filed June 26, 2015.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Kara Hartzler (argued), Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc., San Diego, CA, for Defendant-Appellant.

Laura E. Duffy , United States Attorney, Bruce R. Castetter , Assistant United States Attorney, Chief, Appellate Section, Criminal Division, and Benjamin J. Katz (argued), Special Assistant United States Attorney, San Diego, CA, for Plaintiff-Appellee.

Opinion by Judge WARDLAW; Concurrence by Judge W. FLETCHER.


George Jefferson appeals his ten-year mandatory minimum sentence for knowingly and intentionally importing a controlled substance into the United States in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 952 and 960. We reject Jefferson's argument that recent Supreme Court authority requires the government to prove...

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