United States v. Amato

Petition for Certiorari

more+
less-

This is a petition for Certiorari asking the United States Supreme Court to set aside the RICO murder conviction based on the trial court's misapplication of Federal Rule of Evidence 613(b) regarding the use of extrinisic evidence of a witness's prior inconsistent statements. Here, the witness, the underboss of the Bonanno family previously told two witnesses the charged murder was committed on his orders and to protect him and his son; but at trial he testified otherwise. The judge would not permit the defendant to call as witnesses two government cooperators who would have tesified that earlier the witness had told them the murder was at his behest and to prevent his exposure by the victim as an organized crime boss.

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.

Written by:

Published In:

Reference Info:Pleadings | Federal, U.S. Supreme Court | United States

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© David Schoen, David I. Schoen, Attorney at Law | Attorney Advertising

Don't miss a thing! Build a custom news brief:

Read fresh new writing on compliance, cybersecurity, Dodd-Frank, whistleblowers, social media, hiring & firing, patent reform, the NLRB, Obamacare, the SEC…

…or whatever matters the most to you. Follow authors, firms, and topics on JD Supra.

Create your news brief now - it's free and easy »

All the intelligence you need, in one easy email:

Great! Your first step to building an email digest of JD Supra authors and topics. Log in with LinkedIn so we can start sending your digest...

Sign up for your custom alerts now, using LinkedIn ›

* With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name.
×
Loading...
×
×