Mealey's Bankruptcy - 5th Circuit: Debtor's Motion To Withdraw Plea In Fraud Case Denied Properly

Mealey's Bankruptcy - 5th Circuit: Debtor's Motion To Withdraw Plea In Fraud Case Denied Properly

NEW ORLEANS - A panel of the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on June 3 ruled that a lower court properly refused to grant a debtor's motion to withdraw a guilty plea concerning bankruptcy fraud because although his court-appointed counsel was "deficient," there was no evidence that the debtor would have pleaded differently if he had had better representation (United States of America v. Bobby D. Curtis, No. 12-30819, Chapter 13, 5th Cir.; 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 10331).

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