Tag Archives: 7th Circuit Digest

Statutory Interpretation

The Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA), 18 U.S.C. § 924(e), imposes a 15-year minimum sentence on defendants convicted of illegally possessing a firearm, see id. § 922(g)(1), who also have at least three prior convictions for a “violent felony” or a “serious drug offense.”

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Issue Preclusion

After losing his job at Mutual Bank, Kenneth Conner brought this qui tam action claiming that the defendants, most of them directors or officers of the bank, had defrauded the government in violation of the False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. §§ 3729–3733.

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