Lawyers say man's sentence should be reduced

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(KSL News) A man sentenced to 55 years in federal prison for drug crimes may have his sentence reduced.

Lawyers for Weldon Angelos are hoping to convince a judge that his previous counsel did not adequately inform him of the risks of going to trial, which led to the rejection of a plea deal.

That plea deal would have landed Angelos in prison for 16 years rather than the 55 mandated by federal law.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports U.S. District court judge Tena Campbell will hear arguments from Angelos' new attorneys and decide if sentencing should be revised.

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