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United States v. Tin Yat Chin
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
371 F.3d 31 (2004)
Tin Yat Chin (defendant) was charged with impersonating a federal officer. At the trial, the government (plaintiff) alleged that Tin Yat Chin was in China in July 1999. To rebut this allegation, Tin Yat Chin offered signed credit card receipts for purchases that were made at two New York stores in July 1999. Tin Yat Chin claimed that the receipts were records of purchases he made while he was in New York in July 1999. Although Tin Yat Chin and his wife were joint holders of the credit cards used to make the purchases, Tin Yat Chin introduced evidence indicating that his wife did not make the purchases. Tin Yat Chin also introduced evidence showing that the signatures on the receipts matched his own signature. The district-court judge excluded the receipts, finding that the receipts were not authenticated. The receipts satisfied the other requirements for admissibility. Subsequently, the jury convicted Tin Yat Chin. Tin Yat Chin appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (McLaughlin, J.)
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