Case Detail
CitationUnited States v. Azubike, 504 F.3d 30 (1st Cir. 2007)
CrimeDrug crimes
StateMA
Pros. First NameUKN
Pros. Last NameUKN
FederalYes
Trial Year2005
BodyAppeals court
OpinionFirst Circuit Court of Appeals ordered a new trial after the prosecutor improperly suggested the defendant knew another member in a conspiracy when the defendant had contended he was unaware of the conspiracy. "The prosecutor's misconduct 'so poisoned the well' that the trial's outcome was likely affected, thus warranting a new trial."
Determination Year2007
Misconduct TypePT: Evidence
TR: Mischaracterizing
C/S EffectVacate conviction or sentence
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
SanctionsUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
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