Felon in possession of ammunition

Federal criminal sentence consecutive to state sentences error of law

Defendant pleaded to guilty to being a felon in possession of ammunition.  The District Court sentenced him to 84 months of incarceration consecutive to his undischarged state sentences.  On appeal, defendant argued that the District Court erroneously concluded that consecutive sentences were required.

Where the District Court’s ruling never stated its conclusion that consecutive sentences were required nor was its discussion indicative that the District court based its decision on the possibility of defendant’s early release from state incarceration, the District Court’s sentence did not arise from plain error.  Judgment is affirmed.

United States v. Bonnell, 18-2371, appealed from the Southern District of Iowa, per curiam.

Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.

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