NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A federal appeals court has reversed a Nashville ruling that prevented a crack cocaine suspect from withdrawing his guilty plea.
A three-judge panel of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati sent the case against Travis. R. Hogg back to U.S. Circuit Court in Nashville in a ruling posted Friday.
Hogg had appealed, saying the government offered him an inducement that was not part of the written plea agreement. The trial court refused two motions by Hogg to withdraw his guilty plea. One was based on newly discovered evidence concerning criminal charges brought against the lead detective in Hogg's case out of Wilson County.
Complicating the issue was a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that came down during the case that requires more lenient penalties for crack.
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