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CitationPeople v. Acevedo, 925 N.Y.S.2d 523 (N.Y. App. Div. 2011)
CrimeViolent, other
Pros. First NameCharles
Pros. Last NameHynes
Trial Year2008
BodyAppeals court
OpinionThe New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, held that the defendant was not denied a fair trial due to prosecutor misconduct. "The defendant contends that he was deprived of a fair trial by various questions posed by the prosecutor when cross-examining him and his witness regarding their involvement and familiarity with a particular gang. While the prosecutor's questions pertaining to gang involvement were improper since there was no connection between gang membership and the alleged crime, they did not deprive the defendant of a fair trial [citations omitted]."
Determination Year2011
Misconduct TypeTR: Inadmissible
TR: Inflammatory
C/S EffectNo effect
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
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