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Defendant waited too long to collaterally attack guilty plea (access required)

Where a naturalized citizen whose citizenship was revoked in 2016 waited until 2018 before attempting to collaterally attack his 2010 guilty plea on drug charges, and the record showed he could have discovered facts supporting his claim in 2016, his petition was untimely. Background Jose Nunez-Garcia, a naturalized United States citizen, received advice from counsel in 2010 ...