IAC claims fail because of conclusory allegations or inability to show prejudice

Defendant’s conclusory 2255 allegations of IAC fail. “Defendant does not establish that, had counsel objected to the indictment and moved to suppress evidence, that the objections and motions would have been granted and that the outcome of his trial would have been different. His conclusory allegations of improper charges and unlawful evidence are unsupported in the record and warrant no relief. Regardless, the claims were waived by Defendant’s guilty plea.” United States v. Mtaza, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 170534 (S.D. Tex. Oct. 16, 2017).*

“In sum, because Shanklin has not shown ‘that his Fourth Amendment claim[s] [are] meritorious and that there is a reasonable probability that the verdict would have been different absent the [allegedly] excludable evidence, he cannot “demonstrate actual prejudice”’ for purposes of establishing ineffective assistance of counsel on this ground. Soto, 794 F.3d at 646.” United States v. Shanklin, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 167640 (W.D. Ky. Oct. 10, 2017).*

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