Criminal Procedure keyed to Saltzburg
United States v. Wilson
The Respondent, George W. Wilson, Jr. (the “Respondent”), was tried and found guilty of converting union funds for his own use. The Respondent’s indictment was dismissed, however, after a post-verdict motion. The court concluded “that the delay between the offense and the indictment had prejudiced the defendant, and that dismissal was called for.” Specifically, how certain witnesses were no longer available to testify. The government attempted to appeal the dismissal to the Court of Appeals, but the court held the double jeopardy clause barred its review.
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