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CitationPeople v. Hill, 835 N.E.2d 654 (N.Y. 2005)
Pros. First NameUKN
Pros. Last NameUKN
Trial YearUKN
BodySupreme court
OpinionThe New York Court of Appeals held that the prosecutor undermined the integrity of the grand jury proceeding and potentially prejudiced the defendant when he gave an inaccurate and misleading answer to grand jury's legitimate inquiry. Affirming the dismissal of the indictment the court stated: "The foreperson asked the prosecutor, 'Can we ask you anything about the witnesses? I mean or [sic ] they witnesses of the crime or ...?' Although the prosecutor knew that the list referred to alibi witnesses, he kept that information from the grand jury and said, 'I can't tell you anything. I don't know. . . . [U]nder the circumstances of this case, the prosecutor gave an inaccurate and misleading answer to the grand jury's legitimate inquiry, thus substantially undermining the integrity of the proceeding and potentially prejudicing defendant."
Determination Year2005
Misconduct TypeTR: Mischaracterizing
TR: Misstating
C/S EffectDismissal
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
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