Case Detail
CitationUnited States v. Cruz-Padilla, 227 F.3d 1064 (8th Cir. 2000)
CrimeDrug crimes
StateIA
Pros. First NameUKN
Pros. Last NameUKN
FederalYes
Trial YearUKN
BodyAppeals court
OpinionProsecutor "crossed the line" by saying the defendant couldn't be trusted due to his status as an illegal immigrant. The "government crossed the line of propriety, in this case, when the emphasis of its argument shifted from evidence to emotion."
Determination Year2000
Misconduct TypeT
C/S EffectRemand for retrial
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
SanctionsUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
Web linkhttp://openjurist.org/227/f3d/1064/united-states-of-america-v-alejandro-cruz-padilla