United States v. Farrell, No. 10-1140 (1st Cir. 2012)Annotate this Case
Defendant was convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Finding that he had three prior violent felony convictions, the district court imposed a 15-year sentence, the mandatory minimum sentence under the Armed Career Criminal Act, 18 U.S.C. 924(e). The First Circuit remanded for resentencing. Although two Pennsylvania burglary convictions qualified as predicate offenses under ACCA, a 1980 Massachusetts conviction for breaking-and-entering did not.
The court issued a subsequent related opinion or order on February 22, 2012.