Case Detail
CitationUnited States v. Vavages, 151 F.3d 1185 (9th Cir. 1998)
CrimeDrug crimes
Pros. First NameUKN
Pros. Last NameUKN
Trial Year1996
BodyAppeals court
OpinionThe Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ordered a new trial due to a prosecutor's coercion of an alibi witness not to testify. "The inference can easily be drawn that the prosecutor intimidated a witness into refusing to testify, then capitalized on his misconduct during his closing argument by emphasizing that witness' failure to appear."
Determination Year1999
Misconduct TypeTR: Inadmissible
TR: Inflammatory
C/S EffectNew trial
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
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