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ANTONIO CORTEZ MONROE v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Illegal sentence — Fraud, mistake or irregularity

In 2015, while serving a sentence in Virginia, Antonio Cortez Monroe pleaded guilty in the Circuit Court for Worcester County to possession with intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance and fleeing and eluding a police officer and was sentenced to a total term of 18 years’ imprisonment. In 2020, Mr. Monroe filed a motion to correct an illegal sentence and/or motion to correct fraud, mistake, or irregularity in sentencing after learning that his sentence in this case is deemed to run consecutively to and not currently with the Virginia sentence. He appeals the court’s summary denial of his motion.

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