Case Detail
CitationUnited State v. Fimbres, 49 Fed. Appx. 726 (9th Cir. 2002)
CrimeNon-violent, other
StateCA
Pros. First NameUKN
Pros. Last NameUKN
FederalYes
Trial YearUKN
BodyAppeals court
OpinionThe Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed one count of the defendant's illegal-immigrant-smuggling conviction for arguing facts not supported by the evidence. "[T]he most troubling line of argument during the prosecutor's closing argument was the repeated statement that there was an alien-smuggling 'business.' ... There was nothing in the record, however, to support an inference connecting [the defendant] with any such business ..."
Determination Year2002
Misconduct TypeTR: Inadmissible
TR: Mischaracterizing
C/S EffectPartial reversal of conviction
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
SanctionsUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
Web linkhttp://bradheath.org/ire/justice-in-the-balance-supplement.pdf