WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – A retired Kansas Highway Patrol trooper’s conviction and probation sentence related to a charge that he lied to the FBI has been thrown out by a federal judge.
Micheal Frederiksen, 54, made a request to vacate his conviction, arguing that his attorney was ineffective. Frederiksen is facing conviction and probation after being investigated in relation into an illegal gambling circuit in Wichita.
U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren on granted Frederiksen’s request to vacate his conviction on Tuesday.
The judge agreed, stating that Frederiksen’s trial attorney was inexperienced, unfamiliar with court rules regarding evidence.
Frederiksen’s trial attorney was also licensed to practice in New Mexico, not yet licensed in Kansas.
- Homework Hotline: An academic resource for Wichita Public School students
- Veteran Salute: WAVES teach WWII fighters how to fly blind
- Wild video shows Kyle Shanahan correctly predict penalty before it happens
- Wednesday’s Kansas college basketball scores
- Fourth Quarter Surge Lifts USF over The Lady Shockers