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United States v. Calvert
United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
523 F.2d 895 (8th Cir. 1975)
Ronald Calvert (defendant) was charged with fraud in connection with killing a business partner after taking out death insurance on the partner. At trial, over Calvert’s objection, the prosecution introduced evidence that Calvert was previously paid pursuant to insurance policies under similar circumstances. Calvert was convicted by the jury. Calvert appealed, arguing that the previous insurance collections were inadmissible under Federal Rule of Evidence (FRE) 404(a).
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Heaney, J.)
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