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Defendant pleaded guilty to tampering with witnesses and informants. Defendant subsequently filed a motion to withdraw his guilty plea, which the district court denied. Defendant appealed, arguing that he should be allowed to withdraw his guilty plea because his counsel misinformed him about his eligibility for a persistent felony offender designation. The Supreme Court affirmed the district court’s order denying Defendant’s motion to withdraw his guilty plea, holding (1) the district court correctly determined that Defendant was fully aware of the direct consequences of his plea and that the plea was not induced by misrepresentation; and (2) therefore, Defendant failed to show that, but for counsel’s deficient performance, he would not have entered a guilty plea.