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CitationUnited States v. Gil, 297 F.3d 93 (2d Cir. 2002)
CrimeNon-violent, other
Pros. First NameUKN
Pros. Last NameUKN
Trial YearUKN
BodyAppeals court
OpinionIn a mail fraud case, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the conviction because the prosecution failed to turn over an exculpatory memo properly. The memo had been placed among two boxes full of documents and delivered to the defense two days before trial. "The two-page memo was not easily identifiable as a document of significance, located as it was among reams of documents...The government has not otherwise undertaken to justify its failure to find and timely deliver the ... memo, and there is no obvious explanation for this failure in light of the defendant's numerous requests for such documents."
Determination Year2002
Misconduct TypeP
C/S EffectNew trial
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
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