Case Detail
CitationUnited States v. Washington, 263 F. Supp. 2d 413 (D. Conn, 2003)
CrimeNon-violent, other
StateCT
Pros. First NameUKN
Pros. Last NameUKN
FederalYes
Trial Year2002
BodyTrial court
OpinionThe District Court ordered a new trial due to prosecutor misconduct: "The misconduct at issue juxtaposed the credibility of the U.S. Attorney against the defense's key witness, personally vouched for the Government's witnesses and version of the facts, impugned defense counsel and his arguments, blatantly mischaracterized defense counsel's argument on a critical piece of impeachment testimony relating to [the defendant's] gun possession and alluded to highly prejudicial facts not in evidence. In such a case with attendant pervasive misconduct, the Court cannot confidently say that a conviction would have been obtained in the absence of the misconduct."
Determination Year2003
Misconduct TypePT: Brady
TR: Impugning
TR: Mischaracterizing
TR: Vouching
C/S EffectNew trial
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
SanctionsUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
Web linkhttp://www.ctd.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/opinions/051503.JBA_.Washington.pdf