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United States v. Tran Trong Cuong
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
18 F.3d 1132 (4th Cir. 1994)
Tran Trong Cuong (Tran) (defendant) was charged with unlawfully prescribing drugs to patients. At trial, the prosecution sought to introduce into evidence testimony of its medical expert witness, Dr. MacIntosh. Dr. MacIntosh testified to his opinion that most of the prescriptions in question would do no medical good and would possibly be harmful to the patients. He also testified about a separate report on Tran’s patients that was prepared by a Dr. Stevenson, and stated that his findings and Dr. Stevenson’s findings were “essentially the same.” Dr. Stevenson’s report was prepared at the request of the prosecution. He did not testify at trial and the report was not introduced into evidence. Tran objected to Dr. MacIntosh’s testimony about Dr. Stevenson and his report, but the trial court overruled the objection and convicted Tran. Tran appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Chapman, J.)
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