Nigerian Can't Renege On $5M Tax Fraud Plea, 7th Circ. Says

Law360 (December 21, 2020, 1:37 PM EST) -- The Seventh Circuit has dismissed a Nigerian man's appeal challenging a $5 million conviction over an illegitimate tax refund that could lead to his deportation, saying he waived his rights to challenge the ruling in his plea agreement.

A three-judge panel found Friday that Taiwo Onamuti waived his right to appeal his conviction when he entered a plea agreement with the government, and his motion to request an evidentiary hearing and withdraw that plea was correctly denied by an Illinois federal court.

"He repeatedly acknowledged, both in the plea agreement and while under oath before the district court, that he understood...

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