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Criminal Law: Kidnapping-§2255 Motion-Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

  Petitioner was convicted of kidnapping and sentenced to imprisonment for 36 months. Plaintiff filed the present §2255 motion, claiming ineffective assistance of counsel based on trial counsel’s alleged failure to impeach the accuser’s credibility. The district court denied petitioner’s motion without an evidentiary hearing. Where trial counsel made a strategic decision to discredit the alleged victim’s ...

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