Case Detail
CitationUnited States v. Sigma Inter., Inc., 196 F.3d 1314 (11th Cir. 2001)
CrimeNon-violent, other
StateFL
Pros. First NameMichael
Pros. Last NameRubinstein
FederalYes
Trial Year1995
BodyAppeals court
OpinionThe Circuit Court reversed the convictions after the prosecutor had lied to the grand jury about why the previous grand jury did not return an indictment. He claimed it was because they ran out of time when in fact they had not returned an indictment after about a year's worth of testimony. He attempted to make the grand jury vote "into simply a rubber stamp decision." "In conclusion, we reiterate that Rubinstein's conduct before the grand jury was unacceptable: the sort of conduct that should be sanctioned."
Determination Year2001
Misconduct TypePT: Evidence
TR: Mischaracterizing
C/S EffectVacate conviction or sentence
Pros. Misc. ReportedYes
SanctionsUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
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