A federal judge has denied a former Ashland mayor's bid to get out of prison. Paul Reeves entered a guilty plea in 2002 to possession of child pornography. He filed a motion in September to have his 42-month sentence reduced or vacated.
Reeves' basis for his argument was that part of his plea deal with the federal government was not honored. Reeves said his sentence was supposed to be altered to reflect the fact that the former mayor took responsibility for his actions.
Reeves also has argued that his attorney at the time was ineffective by not bringing the alleged breach of the agreement to the court's attention during sentencing.
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