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US v. Nicholson, 11-4531

In a prosecution for the use of false statements or fraud to obtain Federal Employment Compensation Act benefits, the judgment of conviction after a guilty plea is affirmed, where: 1) the loss of government benefits was a collateral consequence of the defendant's plea, so the district court was not required to advise him of it pursuant to Rule 11; 2) the district court conducted a sufficient inquiry into the defendant's competence to enter a guilty plea; and 3) the district court appropriately denied the defendant's motion to withdraw his guilty plea.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 04/18/2012
  • Published 04/18/2012


  • Duncan


  • United States Fourth Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Jessica Ann Salvini, William Jacob Watkins, Jr.

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