Case Detail
CitationUnited States v. Shaygan, 652 F.3d 1297 (11th Cir. 2011)
CrimeViolent, other
StateFL
Pros. First NameSean Paul
Pros. Last NameCronin
FederalYes
Trial Year2009
BodyTrial court
OpinionProsecutors were rebuked for bringing an indictment out of "ill-will" due to the defendant's refusal to plea bargain. The defendant was eventually acquitted. "The various deficiencies in Cronin's conduct constitute unethical behavior not befitting the role of a prosecutor." The government was ordered to pay more than $600,000 in sanctions under the Hyde Amendment.
Determination Year2009
Misconduct TypeP
C/S EffectJury acquittal
Pros. Misc. ReportedYes
SanctionsNo
Sanction TypeUKN
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