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Prior Sentences Vacated, But § 2255 Motion Too Late (access required)

Although defendant successfully moved to vacate his two predicate state court convictions that led to an enhanced federal sentence, he missed the one-year deadline for moving for post-conviction relief on his enhanced sentence, and the 4th Circuit affirms the district court’s dismissal of his motion. Defendant was convicted in 1996 on federal cocaine trafficking charges and ...