United States v. Brown, No. 14-1110 (1st Cir. 2015)Annotate this Case
After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of three counts of distribution of a controlled substance (crack cocaine). Based on the inadvertent admission of evidence that had previously been ruled inadmissible, Defendant filed a motion for a new trial. The district court denied the motion and sentenced Defendant to serve 120 months in prison. Defendant appealed the denial of his motion for a new trial. The First Circuit affirmed, holding that it was highly probable that the submission of the inadmissible evidence did not influence the verdict and was therefore harmless.
The court issued a subsequent related opinion or order on November 9, 2015.