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Case No. 17-0882

State of Iowa
Robert Powell, Jr.


State of Iowa


Robert Powell, Jr.

Attorney for the Appellee

Sharon K. Hall, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Melinda J. Nye, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Aug 15, 2018

           Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Dubuque County, Thomas A. Bitter and Michael J. Shubatt, Judges.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Doyle and Mullins, JJ.  Opinion by Doyle, J.  (10 pages)

           Robert Powell Jr. appeals the judgments and sentences entered following his guilty plea.  OPINION HOLDS: Because Powell failed to perform in accordance with the terms of the plea agreement, there is no merit to his claims of ineffective assistance of counsel based on counsel’s failure to argue that the plea agreement was “null and void” or to object to the prosecutor’s refusal to comply with the sentencing recommendation at the sentencing hearing. 

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