United States v. Browne

829 F.2d 760 (1987)

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United States v. Browne

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
829 F.2d 760 (1987)

Facts

Browne (defendant) was indicted for crimes involving armed bank robbery. During his trial, Browne testified that he had an alibi that no other witness could confirm or deny. Browne’s testimony further provided evidence of good character—he testified about his war record, his artistic nature, and how he gave his secretary money when she needed it. Browne admitted to one 15-year-old forgery conviction, but he did not mention his recent prior conviction for robbery. At the time of the second robbery, Browne had been out of prison for his earlier robbery conviction for less than a year. The court admitted evidence of Browne’s prior robbery conviction for impeachment purposes. Following his conviction, Browne appealed, arguing in part that the court improperly admitted evidence of his prior robbery conviction.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Hall, J.)

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