Mary Waters Withdraws Guilty Plea

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Mary Waters is seen with Sam Riddle in this file photo. (AP Photo/Gary Malerba)

In a surprising move, former State representative Mary Waters has asked to withdraw her guilty plea on tax charges.

This comes after Waters , the former girlfriend of political consultant Sam Riddle, was sentenced to probation earlier this month for filing a fraudulent tax return. The Detroit Free Press reports Waters has asked to withdraw her guilty plea and for a hearing to explain why in a filing in federal court. 

Waters pleaded guilty in May to the charge and admitted that she took a Rolex watch for her work for Riddle to gain political backing for the move of a pawn shop.

Riddle, meanwhile, was sentenced to 37 months in prison for bribery and extortion when he worked for former Detroit city councilwoman Monica Conyers.

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