Case Detail
CitationUnited States v. Sterba, 22 F. Supp. 2d 1333 (M.D. Fla 1998)
CrimeSex crimes
StateFL
Pros. First NameKaren Schmid
Pros. Last NameCox
FederalYes
Trial Year1998
BodyTrial court
OpinionProsecutor was eventually suspended for one year after she allowed her key witness to lie in court and witheld impeachment evidence regarding her past conduct. "[T]he AUSA arrogated to herself the legal and moral authority to decide what truth became public, and thereby, what fate awaited Sterba. The AUSA substituted herself for the judge, jury and defense, in effect making away with the fact-finding machinery." The defendant's indictment was dismissed
Determination Year1998
Misconduct TypeP
C/S EffectDismissal
Pros. Misc. ReportedYes
SanctionsYes
Sanction TypeSuspension
Web linkhttp://www.leagle.com/decision/1998135522FSupp2d1333_11210