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Defendant Waived Rights, Then Said No More ‘Talk’ (access required)

Although defendant concedes he knowingly and voluntarily waived his Miranda rights, translated by a Vietnamese-speaking agent, he unequivocally invoked his right to remain silent 20 minutes later when he said he would “talk no more” and said he was ready ...

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Gang Members Cannot Overturn Convictions (access required)

A Charlottesville U.S. District Court denies motions for judgment of acquittal filed by two codefendants and members of the 99 Goon Syndikate gang convicted of various racketeering charges, including conspiracy to participate in a racketeering criminal enterprises associated with the ...

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Protective Order Issued in Post-Conviction Motion (access required)

A Norfolk U.S. District Court declines to bifurcate proceedings on petitioner’s § 2255 motion contending his lawyers provided constitutionally ineffective assistance of counsel, but the court will grant petitioner’s motion for a protective order as it grants the government’s motion ...

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No Suppression for Deportation Comment (access required)

Although a Vietnamese-speaking agent who gave defendant his Miranda rights mistakenly believed defendant was not a U.S. citizen and threatened him with deportation during questions about participating in stalking his co-defendant’s ex-girlfriend, defendant’s statement about Facebook postings of nude photos ...

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