Case Detail
CitationUnited States v. Wilson, 149 F.3d 1298 (11th Cir. 1998)
CrimeDrug crimes
StateFL
Pros. First NameUKN
Pros. Last NameUKN
FederalYes
Trial Year1996
BodyAppeals court
OpinionThe Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the prosecutor's characterization of the defendant as a "major" drug dealer despite him being charged for a single transaction was harmless error. "We want to make clear that improper remarks and conduct in the future, especially if persistent, ought to result in direct sanctions against an offending prosecutor individually. We expect the able attorneys who supervise federal prosecutors throughout this circuit to renew their efforts to maintain the high level of conduct that has traditionally characterized the office of the United States Attorney. And prosecutors must expect that this court will support district judges who take reasonable steps to correct prosecutorial conduct that is not right."
Determination Year1998
Misconduct TypePT: Evidence
TR: Mischaracterizing
C/S EffectNo effect
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
SanctionsUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
Web linkhttp://www.plainsite.org/dockets/index.html?id=1415458