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Prosecutorial Misconduct: People v. Rivera

Appellate Division, Fourth Department Prosecutorial Misconduct Restitution People v. Rivera KA 08-02137 Appealed from Jefferson County Court Background: The defendant appealed his conviction of second-degree arson, contending he was denied a fair trial. The prosecutor failed to correct a witness who stated he had not been offered a benefit for his testimony, compounding that on summation by misleading comments. A second issue ...