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Prosecutorial misconduct results in new trial

12/20/2013
 
Based upon a failure by the United States to disclose exculpatory evicence, the district court granted a motion for a new trial filed by Assistant Federal Defender, Joe Cleary. Read the full article from the Indy Star here. Read the article from the Indiana Lawyer here

In a press release, Chief Federal Defender Monica Foster stated, 
"This case sends a clear message that prosecutorial misconduct will not be tolerated by the federal courts. We have been concerned about the United States Attorney's discovery policies in the recent past and this case demonstrates those concerns have merit. Ourjustice system is built on the premise that the Government plays fair and we continue our commitment to making sure they do."