People v. Kareem Washington
AD1 order dated March 6, 2014, affirming judgment of conviction. Decision below: 115 AD3d 451, 981 NYS2d 519. Pigott, J., granted leave September 9, 2014. To be argued June 3, 2015.
ISSUE PRESENTED: Whether defendant was denied the effective assistance of conflict-free counsel where the trial court denied his post-verdict pro se motion for reassignment of counsel for sentence, based on defense counsel’s representation that defendant’s allegations of ineffective assistance were incorrect. (Assigned counsel: Richard M. Greenberg, Office of the Appellate Defender, 11 Park Place, Suite 1601, NYC 10007.)