Wednesday, March 17, 2004

A conviction for brandishing a firearm not the same as a conviction for using it

The Norfolk paper has this article ("Ex-airport worker wins case against government," 3/17/04) on a fellow who defended on appeal the dismissal of criminal charges against him for making a false statement on an application to work at the Norfolk airport. The opinion from the Fourth Circuit was U.S. v. Baer. Even so, the man might never get his old job back, as the management at the airport has now learned the details of his criminal conviction in state court, and a member of management was quoted as saying, "I was somewhat concerned when I found out that he had fired a weapon into a vehicle with people in it."

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