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Convictions Vacated for Detective Perjury (access required)

A Richmond Circuit Court vacates defendant’s 2012 drug and weapon convictions, as a detective in the case committed perjury in his testimony about the history and reliability of a confidential informant, which was extrinsic fraud that allows defendant’s collateral attack ...

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Defense Lawyer’s Job Application Not a ‘Conflict’ (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court rejects petitioner’s “bizarre theory” that his court-appointed trial lawyer had a conflict of interest because he had a pending application for a magistrate judge position in the same federal court that sentenced petitioner on mail ...

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