12 - 30 - 2011 Convicted Centre Co. robber requests change of guilty plea
(CDT) Alexei Semionov, 1 of 4 men charged in a string of robberies & burglaries in 2009 & 2010, has changed his mind again. He is now attempting to withdraw his February guilty plea to more than 60 counts of burglary, robbery, criminal conspiracy & related offensesâa set of charges that could put the 29-y/o in jail for the rest of his life. Semionovâs former attorney, James Bryant, said, "Lots of luck on that one, Alexei.â Semionov has accused Bryant of ineffective assistance. Semionov, whoâs currently in Cambria Co. Prison, is scheduled for a court hearing Jan. 13 on his request to withdraw his plea before Judge Thomas King Kistler.