United States v. Smith, No. 15-3313 (2d Cir. 2018)Annotate this Case
The Second Circuit held that the evidence at trial was sufficient to prove defendant's possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute. The court also held, as a matter of first impression, that the New York offense of robbery in the second degree constitutes a "crime of violence" as that term was defined in the United States Sentencing Guidelines before August 1, 2016. Therefore, the court affirmed defendant's conviction and sentence.