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Tag Archives: Relevance

09-4056 U.S. v. Vasquez

Evidence Relevance; harmless error Although it was error to admit jail recordings that concerned defense counsel’s opinion of the case, the error was harmless. “The admission into evidence of the MCC recordings themselves, however, is a horse of a different ...

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09-1960 U.S. v. Boone

Evidence Mail fraud; relevance In a fraud prosecution, evidence of crimes not involving the defendant were relevant to demonstrate the scope of the fraud. “[E]vidence of the blatant and open nature of the requests for payments, and of the large ...

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09-3558 U.S. v. Johnson

Evidence Relevance; undue prejudice Where a defendant’s recorded telephone conversations from jail could be interpreted either innocently or as an attempt to intimidate the government’s informant, they were properly admitted at trial. “Johnson claims that this conversation did in fact ...

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