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Criminal – Habeas – Ineffective Assistance – Plea Bargain Breach (access required)

Although a drug defendant contends the government breached its plea agreement when it undercut its sentencing recommendation by giving a “lukewarm” recommendation “after it had railed for several minutes about petitioner’s prior criminal involvement with drugs,” a Roanoke U.S. District Court says defendant did not prove his lawyer provided ineffective assistance of counsel when ...