United States v. Lara
United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
181 F.3d 183 (1999)
The United States (plaintiff) prosecuted Giovanni Lara and his fellow gang members (defendants) for racketeering and related crimes. On direct examination, defendant George Perry was only asked about one of those crimes, carjacking. On cross examination, the prosecutor questioned Perry about other gang crimes. Perry appealed his conviction to the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, on the grounds that the cross examination was impermissibly broad in violation of Federal Rule of Evidence 611(b).
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Selya, J.)
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