|Published: 10:50 PM, 09/28/2012
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
GREENEVILLE-Ray Hawk, who was sentenced to 9 years in
prison last year on federal racketeering charges, has been granted an
evidentiary hearing by U.S. District Judge Ronnie Greer.
Greer granted the hearing in a ruling filed Sept. 4. The
evidentiary hearing has been scheduled for Nov. 20, at 1:30 p.m. in U.S.
District Court in Greeneville.
Greer stated, "The Court finds that there is a
material factual dispute requiring such a hearing. However, this hearing will
only be conducted in regard to grounds one and three, that is, ineffective
assistance of counsel in regard to the government's initial plea offer, and
ineffective assistance of counsel for failure to file a notice of appeal."
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