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Archives - October 2007

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SAN DIEGO CRIME LAB EMPLOYEE TESTIFIES FALSELY; SAN DIEGO DUI ATTORNEY DEMANDS PROSECUTION

When I last posted in the Dirty Tricks in the Crime Lab Section, I told you about how San Diego Superior Court Judge Mike Smyth – when he was a chief prosecutor at the San Diego Office of the City Attorney – had written to the San Diego Sheriff’s Department in 1995 complaining that San …

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Nov

SAN DIEGO JUDGE JOHN EINHORN REVERSED AGAIN

In yet another reversal fro San Diego Judge John Einhorn, the California Court of Appeal, Fourth District, Division One, said because the prosecution did not fully utilize Penal Code section 1334 et seq. (Uniform Act to Secure the Attendance of Witnesses from without the States in Criminal Cases) by requesting that a witness be taken …

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Nov

USING CHILDREN AS DECOYS TO SMUGGLE DRUGS WILL GET DEFENDANTS MORE TIME

US v. Preciado, No. 06-50649 (10-31-07). In this case the 9th Circuit Court of Appeal examines an enhancement for “use of a minor” in the context of smuggling drugs across the border. The defendant agreed to drive 150 pounds of marijuana across the border, and weeks later picked up the van with several of her …

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