Case Detail
CitationUnited States v. Wilson, 289 F.Supp.2d 801(S.D. Tex. 2003)
CrimeNon-violent, other
StateTX
Pros. First NameLawrence
Pros. Last NameBarcella
FederalYes
Trial YearUKN
BodyTrial court
OpinionThe District Court vacated the conviction of the defendant 20 years after his conviction because "the government knowingly used false evidence against him and suppressed favorable evidence." The court said: "In the course of American justice, one would have to work hard to conceive of a more fundamentally unfair process with a consequentially unreliable result than the fabrication of false data by the government, under oath by a government official, presented knowingly by the prosecutor in the courtroom with express approval of his superiors in Washington. Here, it was not that the right hand did not know what the left hand knew. The right hand knew and still misrepresented the facts. At justice's blindfolded eyes, the right hand made a fist, concealing the truth."
Determination Year2003
Misconduct TypePT: Brady
PT: Evidence
TR: Brady
C/S EffectVacate conviction or sentence
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
SanctionsUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
Web linkhttp://www.fas.org/sgp/jud/wilson102703.pdf