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United States v. Wong

United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
703 F.2d 65 (3d Cir. 1983)


Facts

Wong (defendant) was charged with mail fraud and violation of the RICO statute. At trial, Wong took the stand, and the prosecution sought to introduce into evidence Wong’s prior convictions of mail fraud and Medicare fraud under Rule 609(a)(2). Wong argued that the convictions should be excluded because their prejudicial effect outweighed their probative value. The trial court admitted the evidence and convicted Wong. Wong appealed.

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