Case Detail
CitationPeople v. Agostini, 922 N.Y.S.2d 724 (N.Y. App. Div. 2011)
CrimeMurder
StateNY
Pros. First NameUKN
Pros. Last NameUKN
FederalNo
Trial YearUKN
BodyAppeals court
OpinionThe New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, held that the prosecutor's cross-examination of the defendant's wife concerning her prior employment as an exotic dancer was improper but the conduct did not substantially prejudice the defendant. "We agree with defendant that such questions were improper. Employment as an exotic dancer does not constitute a prior bad act for the purposes of cross-examination, and those questions were not relevant to any other issue in the case. We conclude, however, 'that the prosecutor's misconduct did not cause such substantial prejudice to the defendant that he has been denied due process of law' . . ."
Determination Year2011
Misconduct TypeT
C/S EffectNo effect
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
SanctionsUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
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