United States of America, Plaintiff-appellee, v. Victor Edward Reeves, Defendant-appellant, 39 F.3d 1190 (9th Cir. 1994)

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US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit - 39 F.3d 1190 (9th Cir. 1994)

Argued and Submitted Sept. 16, 1994. Decided Nov. 2, 1994

Before: FEINBERG*  SCHROEDER and KOZINSKI, Circuit Judges.


Appellant's previous state sentence was for "conduct not part of the instant offense," and was properly counted by the district court as a "prior sentence" under U.S.S.G. Sec. 4A1.2(a) (1). Appellant argues the sentence should not be treated separately because it would be considered a "related" offense under U.S.S.G. Sec. 4A1.2(a) (2), app. note 3. This argument is misplaced: The "related cases" provision of Sec. 4A1.2(a) (2) was not intended to define "conduct not a part of the instant offense," which is the only exception to considering a previous conviction a "prior sentence" under Sec. 4A1.2(a) (1). United States v. Garcia, 909 F.2d 389, 392 (9th Cir. 1990).



The Honorable Wilfred Feinberg, Senior United States Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, sitting by designation


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