The opinion of the court was delivered by: Sylvia H. Rambo United States District Judge
Before the court is a motion by Defendant Jesse Kenley entitled "Motion Under Rules 60(B)(3)(Fraud)/60(B)6(6)" (doc. 119). The Third Circuit Court of Appeals has held that a Rule 60(b) motion may not be used by a defendant in a criminal case to relieve him from judgment. Robinson v. Sniezek, 401 Fed. Appx. 645, 647 n.2, 2010 WL 4540439 (3d Cir. 2010). Nonetheless, the court will address the issue below.
The present motion seeks to reopen the record in regards to a prior motion filed by Kenley on September 18, 2009 pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2255 (doc. 82). The motion pursuant to § 2255 was denied by memorandum and order dated January 7, 2010 (doc. 102). The Third Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the denial of relief by this court on August 31, 2011 (doc. 107).
Defendant now seeks to reopen the judgment of denial of relief alleging that assistant United States attorney William Behe, who prosecuted the case, committed fraud upon the court. Kenley claims that the fraud that Behe committed was directing Alicia Kenley to testify before the grand jury when Kenley claims she was his wife and, therefore, should not have been compelled to testify.
In Kenley's prior § 2255 motion, he raised the issue of prosecutorial misconduct in that the government caused his wife to testify in violation of the spousal privilege. At his arraignment and guilty plea hearing on January 4, 2006, the following colloquy transpired:
THE COURT: And did you, during the course of the investigation, attempt to dissuade your -- is it ex-wife or --
THE COURT: ex-wife to alter any testimony that she had previously supplied to investigators?
THE DEFENDANT: Yes, ma'am.
THE COURT: Do you have any dispute with the facts as related by Mr. Behe?
THE DEFENDANT: No, ma'am.
THE COURT: You agree to all ...