No. 82-4228.

709 F.2d 418 (1983)

George ALFORD and Lise Marie Alford, a/k/a Lise Geronimo, Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. UNITED STATES of America, Defendant-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

July 15, 1983.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Frank J. Petrella, Atlanta, Ga., for plaintiffs-appellants.

Glen H. Davidson, Oxford, Miss., Alfred E. Moreton, III, Asst. U.S. Atty., for defendant-appellee.

Before WISDOM, TATE and GARWOOD, Circuit Judges.

TATE, Circuit Judge:

Contending that their guilty pleas were involuntary because of misadvice by retained defense counsel, George and Lise Alford petitioned, by pro se motions following their incarceration, to have their respective seventeen and seven year sentences vacated and to withdraw their pleas. The matter was set for hearing by the district court, and the Alfords advised thereof three weeks in advance, sought to obtain counsel to represent them at the hearing...

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