Case Detail
CitationUnited States v. Diabate, 90 F. Supp. 2d 140 (D. Mass. 2000)
CrimeNon-violent, other
StateMA
Pros. First NameUKN
Pros. Last NameUKN
FederalYes
Trial Year1999
BodyTrial court
OpinionProsecutors failed to instruct law enforcement officials to preserve their notes from the investigation into a fraudulent check conspiracy, resulting in their destruction. Additionally the government delayed in handing over exculpatory evidence. "[A] historic pattern of misconduct has been perpetuated." The Judge issued an order requiring disclosure of what steps had been taken to train prosecutors.
Determination YearUKN
Misconduct TypeP
C/S EffectDismissal
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
SanctionsUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
Web linkhttp://www.leagle.com/decision/200023090FSupp2d140_1220