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Giglio v. United States
United States Supreme Court
405 U.S. 150 (1972)
Giglio (defendant) and Taliento were suspected of forgery. The prosecution offered Taliento immunity in exchange for his testimony against Giglio. At trial, Taliento said that the prosecution never offered leniency for his testimony. A different prosecutor handling the trial did not correct Taliento’s testimony. Giglio was convicted and sentenced to five years in prison. After filing an appeal, Giglio learned of Taliento’s immunity. The Supreme Court granted certiorari to determine whether the evidence should have been turned over as a matter of due process under Brady v. Maryland, 373 U.S. 83 (1963).
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Burger, C.J.)
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