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Sufficiency of Evidence

7th Circuit Court of Appeals

Case Name: United States of America v. Michael Perryman

Case No.: 20-1453

Officials: HAMILTON, SCUDDER, and ST. EVE, Circuit Judges.

Focus: Sufficiency of Evidence

Law enforcement agents searched Michael Perryman’s home and found drugs, baggies, a digital scale, and a loaded AR-15 rifle. Perryman was then charged with drug and firearm offenses. At trial, he sought to impeach an officer’s truthfulness by introducing a fifteen-year-old reprimand regarding an unrelated case, which the district court precluded him from doing. A jury convicted him on all counts. On appeal, Perryman maintains that the evidence was insufficient to convict him on any count and that the district court’s exclusion of evidence reporting an incident unrelated to the case violated the Confrontation Clause. We reject both arguments and affirm the conviction.

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Derek A Hawkins is Corporate Counsel, at Salesforce.

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