Case Detail
CitationUnited States v. Carpenter, 405 F. Supp. 2d 85 (D. Mass. 2005)
CrimeNon-violent, other
StateMA
Pros. First NameUKN
Pros. Last NameUKN
FederalYes
Trial YearUKN
BodyTrial court
OpinionProsecution compared the defendant's conduct to gambling in a wire fraud case. "The prosecutors' inflammatory argument repeatedly emphasizing the 'gambling' metaphor, coming as it did after the dramatic evidence of losses, may have diverted the jury from its consideration of the crimes charged and may thus have induced a verdict based on the jury's disapproval of the 'gambling', rather than because the jury was satisfied beyond a reasonable doubt that the elements of the offenses charged had been proven."
Determination Year2005
Misconduct TypeT
C/S EffectNew trial
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
SanctionsUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
Web linkhttp://pacer.mad.uscourts.gov/dc/cgi-bin/recentops.pl?filename=otoole/pdf/usa%20v%20carpenter%20new%20trial%20oder.pdf