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Conflict Created by Prior Clients’ Testimony (access required)

A Harrisonburg U.S. District Court denies defendant’s motion for substitution of counsel, as his proposed substituted counsel previously represented two cooperating witnesses in the government’s ongoing prosecution of a multi-defendant methamphetamine distribution conspiracy. The government argued at a hearing that ...

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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 ...

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