Case Detail
CitationPeople v. Stein, 781 N.Y.S.2d 654 (N.Y. App. Div. 2004)
CrimeSex crimes
Pros. First NameUKN
Pros. Last NameUKN
Trial Year2001
BodyAppeals court
OpinionThe New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, held that the defendant was denied a fair trial by the prosecution's failure to disclose that two of the complainants had filed notices of claim with the defendant's employer, a school district, attempting to hold it responsible for the defendant's alleged criminal conduct. "Evidence that two of the complainants were seeking damages based on the defendant's conduct which only they had witnessed was highly relevant to the issue of their credibility [citation omitted]. The failure to turn over this evidence was aggravated by the prosecutor's argument during summation that there was no evidence that the complainants were bringing civil lawsuits as a result of the defendant's conduct [citation omitted]. There is a reasonable probability that this failure to disclose affected the outcome of the trial [citations omitted]."
Determination Year2004
Misconduct TypePT: Brady
TR: Mischaracterizing
C/S EffectReversal of conviction
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
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