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Sufficiency of Evidence

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.

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Derek A Hawkins is trademark corporate counsel for Harley-Davidson. Hawkins oversees the prosecution and maintenance of the Harley-Davidson’s international trademark portfolio in emerging markets.

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