By: Daily Record Staff//November 20, 2023
By: Daily Record Staff//November 20, 2023//
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Possession of a firearm
Crime of violence
Judges Walker, Sullivan, and Nathan
Background: The defendant appealed from his conviction of attempted murder in aid of racketeering and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. He argues that his firearms conviction should be vacated because the predicate offenses are not crimes of violence.
Ruling: The Second Circuit affirmed. The court held that attempted murder in aid of racketeering is a categorical crime of violence.
Vivian Shevitz and Lucas Anderson, of Rothman, Schneider, Soloway & Stern, for the appellants; Jordan L. Estes, assistant United States attorney, for the appellee.