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US v. Carreto, No. 06-2295

Defendants' sex trafficking convictions and sentences are affirmed where: 1) defendants did not assert their legal innocence in moving to withdraw their guilty pleas; 2) the government would have been prejudiced by the withdrawal of defendants' pleas; 3) the district court ensured that the pleas were taken knowingly and voluntarily; and 4) the district court did not abuse its discretion in denying one defendant's request for new counsel.

Read US v. Carreto, No. 06-2295

Appellate Information

Argued: October 10, 2008

Decided: October 8, 2009


Opinion by Judge Chin


For Appellant:

Laurie S. Hershey, Manhasset, NY

Julia Pamela Heit, New York, NY

For Appellee:

Monica Ryan and David C. James, Assistant United States Attorney, New York, NY