United States v. Ellison, No. 16-1460 (1st Cir. 2017)Annotate this Case
The First Circuit affirmed the ten-year prison sentence imposed by the district court for Defendant’s conviction of violating 18 U.S.C. 2113(a), the federal bank robbery statute. On appeal, Defendant challenged the district court’s determination that the offense for which he was convicted qualified as a crime of violence under the force clause of the career offender guideline. The First Circuit affirmed, holding that the offense for which Defendant was convicted qualified as a crime of violence under the career offender guideline’s force clause, and therefore, the district court did not err in applying the career offender guideline to Defendant.