Case Detail
CitationUnited States v. Dollar, 25 F. Supp. 2d 1320 (N.D. Ala. 1998)
CrimeNon-violent, other
Pros. First NameG. Douglas
Pros. Last NameJones
Trial Year1997
BodyTrial court
Opinion"From the outset of this case, defense counsel have been unrelenting in their effort to obtain" evidence from the government. "The United States' general response has been to disclose as little as possible, and as late as possible." The court added: "The United States has not questioned the probity of these materials. The United States has also breached the duty of professionalism and candor owed to the court …At considerable judicial inconvenience, the court continued the trial of the case for another four months." Even so ... the United States continued to withhold materials which clearly and directly contradicted the direct testimony of several of its most important witnesses. Moreover, several of the documents filed by the United States call into question whether it has proceeded in this case in good faith."
Determination Year1998
Misconduct TypeP
C/S EffectDismissal
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
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