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Waiver did not prevent review of constitutionally infirm plea (access required)

An appeal waiver did not prevent the court from reviewing the defendant’s claim her plea was tainted by constitutional error. On the merits, however, the court agreed the relevant statute applied to the defendant’s admitted conduct. Background Mary Mooney pleaded guilty to knowingly making a false statement to an entity responsible for accrediting adoption service providers, in ...