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Giglio v. United States
Citation:405 U.S. 150 (1972)
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Giglio (Petitioner) was convicted of passing forged money orders and sentenced to prison. While appeal was pending, defense counsel discovered new exculpatory evidence that the government had failed to disclose. Specifically, the government had made an alleged promise to its key witness that he would not be prosecuted if he testified for the government. But when this witness was cross-examined at trial, he denied that he had been promised leniency for his testimony.
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