Case Detail
CitationUnited States v. Francis, 170 F.3d 546 (6th Cir. 1999)
CrimeDrug crimes
StateMI
Pros. First NameUKN
Pros. Last NameUKN
FederalYes
Trial YearUKN
BodyAppeals court
OpinionProsecutor committed a series of improper trial tactics including eliciting testimony about plea agreements, bolstering witness testimony, and making improper closing statements resulting in a new trial. "The prosecutor here simply failed in her duty to refrain from improper methods, and she did so pervasively and repeatedly, presenting to the jury without substantiated arguments, implicit opinions and conclusory assertions."
Determination Year1999
Misconduct TypeT
C/S EffectNew trial
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
SanctionsUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
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