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US v. v. Monsalvatge, 14-1113

Convictions arising in connection with the armed robberies of two Pay‐O‐Matic check‐cashing stores, as well as for conspiracy to commit those robberies, are affirmed where: 1) the district court did not abuse its discretion in admitting the film clips from the 2010 film The Town into evidence where clips were clearly relevant to establishing that defendants committed the 2012 robbery and participated in the conspiracy; and 2) any potential for prejudice did not outweigh the clips' probative value because the prejudice, if any, was minimal given the clips' extremely short length, the clips' narrow tailoring, and the district court's two curative instructions.

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  • Argued
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  • Decided
  • Published 2017/03/08




  • United States Second Circuit


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