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US v. Seng Yong, 17-16017

On an issue of first impression, addressed the standard for determining the voluntariness of guilty pleas obtained through offers of leniency for third parties. Held that a man's guilty plea was voluntary even if it was made in exchange for leniency for his son, in this prosecution involving the operation of an unlawful sports betting operation.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2019/06/07


  • Cardone


  • United States Ninth Circuit


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