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Judge Denies Motion To Vacate Man’s 120-Month Insurance Fraud Sentence

Mealey's (November 8, 2016, 8:19 AM EST) -- CHICAGO — A federal judge in Illinois on Nov. 4 denied a man’s motion to vacate a 120-month sentence for selling fraudulent commercial insurance policies to business and property owners, ruling that the defendant failed to show that his counsel acted ineffectively by not negotiating a plea agreement in response to a blind plea offer (United States of America v. Michael A. Ward, No. 15-cv-3910, N.D. Ill.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 152989).

(Opinion available.  Document #20-161118-021Z.)

U.S. Judge John W. Darrah of the Northern District of...
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