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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 and wire fraud charges; the post-conviction motion under 28 U.S.C. § 2255 is denied. Defendant was ...

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