Case Detail
CitationUnited States v. Koubriti, 297 F. Supp. 2d 955 (E.D. Mich. 2004)
CrimeViolent, other
StateMI
Pros. First NameJohn
Pros. Last NameAshcroft
FederalYes
Trial YearUKN
BodyTrial court
OpinionTerrorism charges were dismissed after the prosecution committed Brady violations. The District Court ruled that "at critical junctures and on critical issues essential to a fair determination by the jury of the issues tried in this case, the prosecution failed in its obligation to turn over to the defense, or to the Court, many documents and other information ... which were clearly materially exculpatory of the Defendants." "[T]he prosecution materially misled the Court, the jury and the defense as to the nature, character and complexion of critical evidence that provided important foundations for the prosecution's case." Additionally, Attorney General John Ashcroft was "formally and publicly admonished" for violating a court order limiting pretrial publicity.
Determination Year2004
Misconduct TypePT: Brady
GEN: Extrajudicial
C/S EffectNew trial
Pros. Misc. ReportedYes
SanctionsYes
Sanction TypeOther
Web linkhttp://www.leagle.com/decision/20041252297FSupp2d955_11153