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Criminal Practice — Judge Too Active in Plea Talks (access required)

U.S. v. Sanya (Lawyers Weekly No. 001-006-15, 27 pp.) (Motz, J.) No. 13-4937, Dec. 17, 2014; USDC at Greenbelt, Md. (Messitte, J.) 4th Cir. Holding: A district judge who repeatedly encouraged defendant to accept a plea to additional charges of access-device fraud and aggravated identity theft, and who hinted at a lesser sentence for a plea ...

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