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Appeals court says judge erred on pleas

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An Appellate Court found State Supreme Court Justice Felix Catena of Montgomery County abused his discretion when he refused to allow a man to withdraw pleas to crimes for which he was never charged. The Appellate Court vacated Catena’s sentencing of Frank Bartlett Jr. and sent his case back to Montgomery County Court for action. Catena sentenced Bartlett to two years in state prison in May. According to the Appellate Court, Bartlett appeared before Catena ...

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