United States of America, Plaintiff-appellee, v. Francis Frederick Behr, Defendant-appellant, 48 F.3d 1229 (9th Cir. 1995)

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US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit - 48 F.3d 1229 (9th Cir. 1995) Submitted Feb. 21, 1995. *Decided Feb. 28, 1995

Before: SCHROEDER, CANBY, and LEAVY, Circuit Judges.


Federal prisoner Francis Frederick Behr appeals pro se the district court's summary dismissal of his 28 U.S.C. § 2255 motion to vacate his sentence for his guilty plea conviction of using or carrying a machine gun in relation to a drug trafficking crime in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 924(c) (1). Behr contends that the district court was without jurisdiction to sentence him under Section 924(c), because he was not convicted of an underlying drug trafficking crime. Behr admitted in his plea agreement that he used the firearm in relation to a drug trafficking crime. Behr's guilty plea, as well as his admission to the court at his change of plea hearing, was sufficient to establish his guilt of a drug trafficking crime as an element of an offense under section 924(c) (1). See United States v. Hunter, 887 F.2d 1001, 1003 (9th Cir. 1989), cert. denied, 493 U.S. 1090 (1990). Accordingly, the district court's dismissal is



The panel unanimously finds this case suitable for decision without oral argument. Fed. R. App. P. 34(a); 9th Cir.R. 34-4


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