Case Detail
CitationPeople v. Sudan, 748 N.Y.S.2d 415 (N.Y. App. Div. 2002)
Pros. First NamePaul
Pros. Last NameClyne
Trial Year1999
BodyAppeals court
OpinionThe New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, held that improper comments by the prosecutor did not deprive the defendant of fair trial. "Although defendant did not preserve many of his claims regarding the propriety of certain aspects of the prosecutor's summation, we have reviewed the prosecutor's summation as a whole and Supreme Court's several curative instructions and conclude that while the prosecutor improperly attempted to appeal to the jurors' prejudices and emotions and to personalize the case, the remarks were not so prejudicial as to deprive defendant of a fair trial [citation omitted]. Likewise, defense counsel's failure to object in certain instances did not constitute a denial of meaningful representation [citation omitted]."
Determination Year2002
Misconduct TypeTR: Inflammatory
C/S EffectNo effect
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
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