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Evidence keyed to Fisher
United States v. Brackeen
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Robert Nello Brackeen robbed three different banks. Subsequently, Brackeen was charged with one count of aiding and abetting an armed bank robbery, in violation of 18 U.S.C. Sections 2, 2113(a), 2113(d) (1988) and two counts of unarmed bank robbery, in violation of 18 U.S.C. Section 2113(a). Brackeen pled guilty to the unarmed bank robberies. However, for the armed bank robbery, Brackeen objected before testifying at trial to the use of impeachment of his guilty pleas regarding the unarmed robberies. The basis for the trial court admitting the prior guilty pleas as impeachment evidence was Federal Rule of Evidence 609(a)(2) which allows impeachment of a defendant for any crime involving “dishonesty or false statement.” Brackeen appealed on the grounds that his guilty pleas were for a bank robbery, which is a crime that does not involve “dishonesty or false statement” as required by Riule 609(a)(2).
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