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CitationPeople v. Varuzzi, 686 N.Y.S.2d 657 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 1999)
Pros. First NameRichard
Pros. Last NameBrown
Trial Year1999
BodyTrial court
OpinionIn the New York Supreme Court, Queens County, the defendants failed on their speedy trial motion despite the finding of prosecutor misconduct. After the defendant "alleged that the police, at the direction of the District Attorney, had illegally seized an audiotape recording belonging to a defense investigator and containing an interview with a potential witness . . . the Court rendered its written decision denying the defendants' motion to dismiss, despite a finding of misconduct by the prosecution. No sanction was ordered against the People, since the defendants were unable to demonstrate any actual prejudice."
Determination Year1999
Misconduct TypePT: Evidence
C/S EffectNo effect
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
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