Case Detail
CitationUnited States v. Valencia, 600 F.3d 389 (5th Cir. 2010)
CrimeNon-violent, other
StateTX
Pros. First NameUKN
Pros. Last NameLewis
FederalYes
Trial Year2003
BodyAppeals court
OpinionProsecutor improperly read in front of the jury an inflammatory letter that was already considered inadmissible hearsay. Although the court faulted the government for"insouciance" and a "cavalier" approach to court orders, they did not deem a new trial was necessary.
Determination Year2010
Misconduct TypeTR: Inadmissible
TR: Inflammatory
C/S EffectNo effect
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
SanctionsUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
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