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Appellate court vacates guilty plea

Defense lawyer switched to prosecutor’s office

A state appeals court has vacated a guilty plea in a burglary and grand larceny case because of a conflict of interest. In May 2016, Thomas Sears pleaded guilty to third-degree grand larceny and fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. In a decision released March 20, the Appellate Division of state Supreme Court, Fourth Department, vacated the ...