From what I have read the prosecutors case was based upon eyewitness accounts.
All 3 eyewitnesses recanted - meaning the case crumbled.
The federal court acted on things that went way beyond the recanting eyewitnesses. The jury was stacked, and the prosecution witheld documents from the defense.
As scary as those times were, it is no excuse for legal misconduct (on ether side). Once the prosecutions case crumbled (even after a finding of guilty) it is the responsibility of the DA to reopen the case.
Any one of those items is worthy of overturning the guilty plea as the federal judge did.
As much as I dislike Purdue she acted like any other Governor would have.
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