WI Court of Appeals – District IV
Case Name: State of Wisconsin v. Grady P. Ganta
Case No.: 2019AP1991-CR
Officials: Fitzpatrick, P.J., Graham, and Nashold, JJ.
Focus: Sufficiency of Evidence
Grady Ganta appeals a judgment of conviction for identity theft based on Ganta’s use of a credit card bearing the victim’s name. Ganta argues: (1) that the evidence was insufficient to show that Ganta represented that he was the victim or was acting with the victim’s consent or authorization; (2) that the circuit court erred by excluding evidence that the victim had a history of allowing others to use his credit card; (3) that the prosecutor’s dismissal of a witness denied him a fair trial; (4) that the prosecutor’s improper closing arguments denied him a fair trial; and (5) that the circuit court violated his right to due process at sentencing when the court sentenced Ganta based on his conduct on the day of trial. We affirm.