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US v. McCoy, 17-4117

Affirmed a conviction and sentence for federal drug trafficking conspiracy where a defendant pleaded guilty and waived his right to appeal except on the basis of ineffective assistance of counsel or prosecutorial misconduct. Defendant's appeal argued that a factual basis did not support his guilty plea, which he could argue as this type of challenge falls outside the scope of a valid waiver. However, in affirming the Fourth Circuit held that a factual basis did, in fact, support his plea.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2018/07/13


  • Diaz


  • United States Fourth Circuit