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US v. Pereira, 15-1669

Conviction of conspiring to possess cocaine with the intent to distribute, and aiding and abetting others to possess cocaine with the intent to distribute, in violation of 18 U.S.C. section 2 and 21 U.S.C. sections 841(a)(1) and 846, is vacated and remanded for a new trial where the prosecutor's improper questioning compelled defendant to comment on the veracity of two cooperating government witnesses, a problem that was exacerbated by improper judicial intervention in support of the prosecutor's questions.

Appellate Information

  • Argued
  • Submitted
  • Decided
  • Published 2017/02/03

Judges

  • DYK

Court

  • United States First Circuit

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