Case Detail
CitationUnited States v. Ferrara, 456 F.3d 278 (1st Cir. 2006)
CrimeNon-violent, other
StateMA
Pros. First NameJeffrey
Pros. Last NameAuerhahn
FederalYes
Trial Year1990
BodyTrial court
Opinion"The sad fact is that the government promised the petitioner that it would carry out fully its obligation to produce exculpatory evidence but instead manipulated a key witness, deliberately chose not to reveal to the petitioner the stunning evidence" that the witness had recanted earlier statements and "yet represented falsely to the petitioner that it had kept its promise. This was impermissible conduct."
Determination Year2006
Misconduct TypeP
C/S EffectVacate conviction or sentence
Pros. Misc. ReportedYes
SanctionsYes
Sanction TypeOther
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