Can a Federal Judge overturn a federal case if the lead investigator on the case was corrupt & did many unscrupulous things?
If the lead investigator was sleeping with one of my family members, my recently ex-wife, and while investigating me and before and after getting me indicted and while I was being held federally detained. This family member was also being used as a witness during this case. Is that a conflict of interest, misconduct or corruption of the investigator? The investigator did other many other unscrupulous things during my case and he also lied to the grand jury to get me indicted in the first place.
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The circumstances that you describe could form the basis of a successful post-conviction relief challenge to the conviction and sentence if the law enforcement agent's conduct rose to the level of a constitutional violation of the defendant's rights. – Joshua Sabert Lowther, Esq., Atlanta, GA.
I would agree that you need to talk to an appellate attorney.
When we as this? Time is important, a 2255 (or writ) must be filed within 1 year, so time is important.
Was this known at the time of the plea?
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Once you plead guilty, it is very difficult to challenge the investigation. The time to attack the investigator's conduct was at trial. You pleaded guilty. It is extremely unlikely the court will overturn your guilty plea.
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Who knows?? You should consult with an appellate attorney (or your original attorney). Good luck.
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