United States v. Naholi, No. 18-2074 (8th Cir. 2018)Annotate this Case
The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction of possession of a firearm by an alien unlawfully in the United States after having been previously convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence. The court held that, although defendant should have been allowed to introduce an officer's testimony regarding her conversation with defendant's wife for impeachment purposes, the district court's error was harmless because the government introduced substantial evidence of defendant's guilt. The court also held that there was no prosecutorial misconduct where there was no improper burden shifting during closing arguments.