USA v. Eugene Bernardini
Per Curiam OPINION filed : Bernardini's sentence is AFFIRMED, decision not for publication. Alice M. Batchelder and John M. Rogers, Circuit Judges; and Sandra S. Beckwith, District Judge.
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File Name: 14a0876n.06
UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE SIXTH CIRCUIT
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
Nov 21, 2014
DEBORAH S. HUNT, Clerk
ON APPEAL FROM THE UNITED
STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR
THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF
BEFORE: BATCHELDER and ROGERS, Circuit Judges; BECKWITH, District Judge.
PER CURIAM. Eugene Bernardini appeals his sentence.
Bernardini pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of ammunition, in violation of
18 U.S.C. § 922(g). The district court determined that, because Bernardini had at least three
previous convictions for a violent felony or serious drug offense that were committed on
occasions different from one another, he was an armed career criminal under USSG § 4B1.4.
Based on his total offense level of 31 and criminal history category of VI, Bernardini’s
guidelines range of imprisonment was 188 to 235 months. The district court sentenced him to
180 months in prison.
On appeal, Bernardini argues that the district court erred by concluding that his prior
robbery conviction in Tennessee qualified as a violent felony under the Armed Career Criminal
The Honorable Sandra S. Beckwith, United States District Judge for the Southern
District of Ohio, sitting by designation.
United States v. Bernardini
Act (ACCA). We review de novo whether a defendant’s prior conviction is a violent felony
under the ACCA. United States v. Phillips, 752 F.3d 1047, 1049 (6th Cir. 2014), petition for
cert. filed (Sept. 23, 2014) (No. 14-6442). As Bernardini concedes, we have previously held that
a conviction for robbery in Tennessee under Tennessee Code Annotated § 39-13-401 qualifies as
a violent felony under the ACCA, see United States v. Mitchell, 743 F.3d 1054, 1060, 1062 (6th
Cir. 2014), petition for cert. filed (June 18, 2014) (No. 13-10682), and this panel is bound by that
decision, see Sykes v. Anderson, 625 F.3d 294, 319 (6th Cir. 2010).
Accordingly, we affirm Bernardini’s sentence.
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