Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 11 / 15 March 2018

Craig can’t withdraw guilty plea

A Minnesota judge on Thursday refused to let U.S. Senator Larry Craig (R-Idaho) withdraw his guilty plea that was made following his arrest in a sex sting at the Minneapolis airport.

Reuters news service reported that Judge Charles Porter made his decision October 4, a week after Craig’s lawyers tried to make the case that he panicked after his arrest and rushed into pleading guilty to disorderly conduct after an undercover police officer arrested him in an airport men’s room.

Porter ruled that Craig’s plea was “accurate, voluntary, and intelligent and … supported by the evidence,” according to Reuters.

Craig, who denied that he is gay during a news conference after his arrest and guilty plea became public, had previously said that he would resign his Senate seat.

— Cynthia Laird, October 4, 2007 @ 11:27 am PST
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