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United States v. Plante

United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
472 F.2d 829 (1973)


The United States government (plaintiff) prosecuted Richard Plante and one other person (defendants) for bank robbery. On direct examination at trial, Plante's witness Kedian admitted a prior conviction for mail fraud. On cross examination, the government asked Kedian to describe the mail fraud, which involved Kedian's mail order for checks bearing a fictitious accountholder’s name. The jury convicted Plante. On appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, Plante argued that the judge erred in allowing the government to inquire about Kedian's conviction.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Aldrich, J.)

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