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January 8, 2014
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Judge won’t allow defendant to withdraw plea

A 51-year-old man with a lengthy criminal history was sentenced Monday to five years in Nevada state prison after a judge refused to allow him to withdraw his guilty plea.

District Judge Michael Gibbons rejected Daniel David Johnson’s motion to withdraw his guilty plea. He pleaded guilty in November to two counts of trafficking in a controlled substance.

Gibbons told Johnson that he had ample opportunity with his lawyer, Matthew Ence, to go over the plea agreement during a lengthy court hearing.

Johnson claimed that Ence failed to represent his interests or obtain evidence the defendant claimed was favorable to …

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