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Coram Nobis Writ for Lawyer’s Misadvice (access required)

The 4th Circuit says a petitioner who pleaded guilty to embezzlement by a bank employee is entitled to a writ of error coram nobis because he was denied effective assistance of counsel when his lawyer at the time misadvised him by telling him he could not be deported based on this single felony offense. After serving ...