Justia U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals Opinion Summaries

United States v. Scott

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Defendant and others opened fire at a second-line parade in New Orleans on Mother's Day 2013, shooting a rival gang member and 19 innocent bystanders. Defendant pleaded guilty to charges related to the shooting pursuant to a written plea agreement. The Fifth Circuit held that the Government did not breach the plea agreement by presenting evidence of an unrelated murder at sentencing; rejected defendant's claim that the Government's misleading statements and failure to disclose evidence rendered his plea unknowing and involuntary; and denied plaintiff's ineffective assistance of counsel claim without prejudice to collateral review. View "United States v. Scott" on Justia Law
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