Case Detail
CitationUnited States v. Freeman, 650 F.3d 673 (7th Cir. 2011)
CrimeDrug crimes
StateIL
Pros. First NameRachel
Pros. Last NameCannon
FederalYes
Trial Year2009
BodyTrial court
OpinionProsecution introduced false testimony from a witness who could not have witnessed the occurrence due to his incarceration. "[The prosecutor's] statements during the government's rebuttal argument, during which she attempted not only to use but also to bolster [the witness's] false testimony, constituted prosecutorial misconduct."
Determination Year2009
Misconduct TypePT: Evidence
PT: Perjury
TR: Inadmissible
TR: Vouching
C/S EffectNew trial
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
SanctionsUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
Web linkhttps://friendsofjustice.wordpress.com/2012/05/03/false-testimony-how-prosecutors-sacrifice-justice-to-win-drug-war-convictions/