United States District Court, D. Minnesota
Katharine T. Buzicky, Esq., United States Attorney's
Office, Minneapolis, MN, on behalf of Plaintiff.
Reccarro, pro se.
MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER
MONTGOMERY U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE
matter is before the undersigned United States District Judge
for a ruling on Defendant Romeo Reccarro, f/k/a/ Terry Lee
Roundtree's (“Reccarro”) Motion Under 28
U.S.C. § 2255 to Vacate, Set Aside, or Correct Sentence
[Docket No. 119] (the “Motion”). For the
reasons set forth below, Reccarro's Motion is denied.
was charged by indictment with distribution, receipt, and
possession of child pornography, in violation of 18 U.S.C.
§ 2252. An Assistant Federal Defender was appointed to
represent him. Reccarro initially entered a plea of not
guilty, and a jury trial was scheduled. On the morning of
trial, Reccarro absconded and the jury panel was dismissed.
Min. Entry [Docket No. 47]. The Court issued a bench warrant
for Reccarro's arrest. Docket Entry [Docket No. 48].
Reccarro was arrested on October 24, 2014, he entered a plea
of guilty to the pornography charge at a hearing on November
12, 2014. Min. Entry [Docket No. 55]; Plea Agreement [Docket
No. 56]. During the plea colloquy, the Court asked Reccarro a
series of questions while he was under oath, including
whether he was satisfied with his attorney and whether his
plea was voluntary.
COURT: Have you had enough time to talk to your lawyer . . .
COURT: And are you satisfied with his representation of you?
Plea Hr'g Tr. [Docket No. 88] 8:13-8:17.
COURT: Is anybody threatening you or forcing you to plead
COURT: Is this something you've had enough time to think
about and it's a conscious ...