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United States v. Yarbrough
United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
527 F.3d 1092 (2008)
Rico Yarbrough (defendant) was charged with obstructing and conspiring to obstruct an official proceeding. It was undisputed that Yarbrough undertook certain actions. Thus, the sole issue was whether Yarbrough acted with a prohibited state of mind. Yarbrough sought to introduce evidence of his law-abiding character. The district-court judge excluded the character evidence. Subsequently, the jury convicted Yarbrough. Yarbrough appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Murphy, J.)
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