United States v. Vinas, No. 17-1966 (2d Cir. 2018)

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Justia Opinion Summary

The Second Circuit vacated the district court's denial of a motion for a new trial after defendant was convicted of importing and possessing with intent to distribute cocaine. The court held that the Government's pre-trial disclosure violated Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 16(a)(1)(A). In this case, the Government's disclosure during an initial inspection misled the defense into forgoing a pretrial motion to suppress the statement. Furthermore, defendant suffered substantial prejudice as a result of the violation. Therefore, the court remanded for further proceedings.

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17-1966-cr United States v. Vinas

Primary Holding

The Government's pre-trial disclosure violated Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 16(a)(1)(A) and defendant suffered substantial prejudice as a result.

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