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The preferred past tense and past participle of the verb to plead is pleaded, not pled. Thus, here’s the correct past tense:

He pleaded guilty.

Here’s the correct past participle:

He has pleaded guilty.

And, finally, here’s the correct use of pleaded as a past-participial adjective:

He wrote a well-pleaded complaint.

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