IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
November 20, 2008
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
STEVEN EARL ERWIN, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Herndon, Chief Judge
The Government has brought to the Court's attention that the plea agreement mistakenly put Defendant Erwin on notice that he was subject to a five year mandatory minimum sentence rather than the correct ten year mandatory minimum sentence. Consequently, the Court did not advise Defendant Erwin correctly, according to Federal Rule Criminal Procedure 11, of the mandatory minimum sentence of ten years, to which he is subject, at the time of his guilty plea. Therefore, the Court will allow Defendant Erwin to withdraw his guilty plea if he so desires prior to his sentencing.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
DavidRHer|do| Chief Judge United States District Court
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