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Guilty plea foreclosed right to evidence (access required)

Where the defendant pleaded guilty to distributing cocaine base, he could not later complain that he was not provided with impeachment evidence because when a defendant pleads guilty, he forgoes accompanying constitutional guarantees, like the right to receive material impeachment evidence. Background A federal grand jury returned a two-count indictment against William Anthony Becks May 15, 2014. ...