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Brady disclosure does not apply to guilty pleas, Md. court says

Maryland prosecutors need not tell defendants about the past dishonesty of the state’s witnesses before a guilty plea is entered, Maryland’s second-highest court has ruled in upholding the drug possession conviction of a man whose main accuser had a record ...

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Calvin Parnell, appellant, filed a pro se Petition for Writ of Error Coram Nobis and Motion to Vacate Guilty Pleas, arguing that in 2000, he “unintelligently, unknowingly, and involuntarily” entered into a guilty plea agreement, which resulted in the collateral consequence of an increased minimum sentence in a subsequent federal court proceeding.

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