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Plea Deal Rejected, Lawyer Testimony Sought (access required)

Although a defendant who rejected a plea deal does not allege ineffective assistance by his former trial counsel, he says he was in a state of “utter confusion,” and the Richmond U.S. District Court says defendant has impliedly waived his attorney-client privilege and conditionally grants the government’s motion to compel testimony by defendant’s former counsel. Defendant’s ...

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