United States v. Johnson, No. 14-13874 (11th Cir. 2015)Annotate this Case
Defendant appealed his sentence for armed bank robbery. The court concluded that the district court properly enhanced defendant’s sentence under U.S.S.G. 2B3.1(b)(2)(B) for having “otherwise used” a firearm. The court also concluded that defendant's sentence was substantively reasonable where the district court properly considered 18 U.S.C. 3553(a) factors such as defendant’s criminal history and the need for deterrence in determining that an upward variance was warranted. Further, the weight to be given each of these factors was within the district court’s discretion. Accordingly, the court affirmed the sentence.