US Blasts Westgate Fraudster's Bid To Annul Sentence

Law360, New York (July 18, 2011, 7:06 PM EDT) -- Prosecutors on Monday told a New York federal judge that a former Westgate Capital Management LLC investment manager serving 40 years for a $140 million fraud cannot blame his lawyer for bad advice in a bid to vacate his prison sentence.

The government's memorandum was filed in response to James Nicholson's motion, lodged June 7 before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Sullivan, in which he claims his lawyer Erika M. Edwards left him high and dry by advising him to accept a plea deal and by...
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