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Carter v. United States
Citation:530 U.S. 244 (2000)
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Defendant ran into a bank, pushed a customer through the door, jumped behind the service desk and stole $16,000 from the different cash drawers. Defendant was charged with federal bank robbery under section 2113(a). That offense requires taking money by force or intimidation which the defendant argues he did not do, and because of that the jury should have been instructed of the lesser offense 2113(b). The district court rejected that argument and he was convicted under 2113(a).
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