United States of America, Plaintiff-appellee, v. Wendell Payne, Defendant-appellant, 59 F.3d 171 (6th Cir. 1995)

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US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit - 59 F.3d 171 (6th Cir. 1995) June 15, 1995

Before: JONES, NELSON, and RONEY, Circuit Judges.* 

PER CURIAM.


After reviewing the submissions of the parties, their arguments therein, and the record in this case, we AFFIRM the conviction of Wendell Payne for taking a vehicle from another by force while possessing a firearm ("carjacking") in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 2119 and 2, and for using a firearm during a violent crime in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 924(c) (1) and 2. We decline, however, to pass on the issue of ineffective assistance of counsel.

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The Honorable Paul H. Roney, United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit, sitting by designation