US v. Armel, No. 08-4700
Defendant's conviction and sentence to thirty months in prison and three-year term of supervised release for threatening federal officials is affirmed but special conditions in connection with supervised release ordering defendant to not possess pornography, not enter places where pornography could be obtained, not have contact with children, and submit to invasive sex offender tests are vacated and remanded as the district court offered scant explanation for any of the challenged special conditions and no explanations for the pornography conditions.
Argued: September 24, 2009
Decided: October 19, 2009
Opinion by Judge Motz
For Appellant: Mary Elizabeth Maguire, Office of the Federal Public Defender, Richmond, Virginia
For Appellees: Stephen David Schiller, Office of the United States Attorney, Richmond, Virginia