Case Detail
CitationUnited States v. Cheska, 202 F.3d 947 (7th Cir. 2000)
CrimeNon-violent, other
StateIL
Pros. First NameUKN
Pros. Last NameUKN
FederalYes
Trial Year1996
BodyTrial court
OpinionDistrict Court granted a new trial after the prosecutor improperly prejudiced the jury stating that a witness had "convicted 23 other people" and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the decision, "ruling that the District Court had not committed legal error by finding that the prosecution statement improperly prejudiced the jury."
Determination Year2000
Misconduct TypePT: Evidence
TR: Mischaracterizing
C/S EffectRemand for retrial
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
SanctionsUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
Web linkhttps://law.resource.org/pub/us/case/reporter/F3/202/202.F3d.947.98-2665.html