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Criminal – Ineffective Assistance – Mistrial Offer (access required)

The 4th Circuit says the trial lawyer for a former CEO convicted of mail and wire fraud did not render constitutionally ineffective assistance of counsel when he allegedly ignored defendant’s direction to accept the district court’s offer of a mistrial after the prosecutor’s closing argument; decisions regarding a mistrial are tactical decisions entrusted to the ...