No. 00-1168.

259 F.3d 655 (2001)

United States of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Christopher M. Hodges, Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided July 30, 2001.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Richard D. Westphal (argued), Office of the U.S. Atty., Rock Island, IL, for Plaintiff-Appellee.

Suzanne D. Strater, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Chicago, IL, for Defendant-Appellant.

Before KANNE, DIANE P. WOOD, and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges.

WILLIAMS, Circuit Judge.

Christopher Hodges pled guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine. After further reflection, Hodges decided to assert his innocence, withdraw his plea, and proceed to trial. The district court, however, rejected his attempt to withdraw his plea, and Hodges now appeals that denial. Additionally, he claims that he received ineffective assistance of counsel in violation of the Sixth Amendment. We reject both claims...

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