Case Detail
CitationUnited States v. Williams, 112 Fed. Appx. 581 (9th Cir. 2004)
CrimeNon-violent, other
StateNV
Pros. First NameUKN
Pros. Last NameUKN
FederalYes
Trial YearUKN
BodyAppeals court
OpinionNinth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the defendant's conviction because "several instances of prosecutorial misconduct deprived him of a fair trial." The prosecutor had "improperly vouched for the veracity of the government's key witness" and improperly commented on the defendant's decision not to testify.
Determination Year2004
Misconduct TypeTR: Inadmissible
TR: Inflammatory
TR: Vouching
C/S EffectReversal of conviction
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
SanctionsUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
Web linkhttp://bradheath.org/ire/justice-in-the-balance-supplement.pdf