Sunday, June 26, 2011

Court: Prosecutors knew witness lied on the stand - Len Goodman Law Office, LLC

Court: Prosecutors knew witness lied on the stand - Len Goodman Law Office, LLC:

Fitz's losing a lot of luster. This looks like bungling.
"A federal appeals court agreed with a lower court that federal prosecutors knew that a star witness during a five-week drug conspiracy trial was lying when he took the stand in a trial in which four people were convicted.

The ruling issued Friday by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals opens the door for a new trial.

“When the government obtains a conviction through the knowing use
of false testimony, it violates a defendant’s due process rights,” Appellate
Court Judge Daniel A. Manion wrote for the three-member court."

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