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Thu. 10:20am: State opposes plea withdrawal

March 7, 2013
Tribune Chronicle |

YOUNGSTOWN - Prosecutors are opposing a motion by a Howland,woman to withdraw her guilty plea in an embezzlement case.

A motion filed in Mahoning County Common Pleas court this morning states that the plea for Deborah Toda should not be withdrawn because her plea was not an example of "manifest injustice," no plea offer was ever made and state law states a plea can not be withdrawn after sentencing except for special circumstances.

Toda is serving a lengthy prison term for stealing a large sum of money from a Boardman medical supply company. Her boyfriend, Paul Pollis, was the husband of a Girard woman who disappeared and has never been found. He received probation in this case but served a jail term for violating his probation in another case.

Toda asked last month to be allowed to withdraw her plea. The case was prosecuted in 2006.

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