Feds Fight Riddle's Bid To Yank Guilty Plea

Law360, New York (October 19, 2010, 7:05 PM EDT) -- Government prosecutors are challenging a bid by disgraced political consultant Samuel L. Riddle Jr. to withdraw a guilty plea related to his role in a bribery and extortion scandal, saying federal court rules bar him from doing so now that he has already been sentenced to 37 months in prison.

In a filing Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, U.S. Attorneys Barbara L. McQuade, Robert Cares and David Gardey said that because Judge Marianne O. Battani had already imposed the...
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