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Case No. 17-2104

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State of Iowa
Benjamin T. Gordon


State of Iowa


Benjamin T. Gordon

Attorney for the Appellee

Kyle P. Hanson, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Robert P. Ranschau, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Sep 12, 2018

           Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Jasper County, John D. Lloyd, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Doyle and Mullins, JJ.  Opinion by Mullins, J. (5 pages)

           Benjamin Gordon appeals his convictions, following guilty pleas, of second-degree theft and third-degree burglary.  He claims his trial counsel was ineffective in allowing him to plead guilty when there was a lack of a factual basis for the charges, specifically the requisite intent.  OPINION HOLDS: We find there is an adequate factual basis in the record. 

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