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Man Pled Guilty to Bank Fraud But Said Instigated From Nigeria Now Fires Lawyer

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SDNY COURTHOUSE, March 2 – On February 13, 2023 Adedayo John pleaded guilty to bank fraud. But he said, "I didn't know there was consequences to what I was doing because I was instigated by people from back home, from Nigeria."

  On February 22, Adedayo John filed his own motion to withdraw his guilty plea, and to fire his lawyer.

   On March 2, 2023 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Loretta A. Preska held a proceeding. Inner City Press covered it. 

 Judge Preska gave John two weeks to retain new counsel; until then, his outgoing counsel will be the point of contact. She said he could represent himself, but the court wouldn't recommend it.

Unlike on most other such requests, there is material in the allocution in which the defendant resisted admitting knowledge. Should the plea have been accepted or recommended?

 The case is US v. John 21-cr-609 (Preska)


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