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Maxon v. Bell
Citation:2010 WL 7698660 (2010)
Jeffrey Maxon was convicted of criminal sexual misconduct with his step-daughter. At trial, Michigan State Police Trooper Pat Nael testified over about a telephone call with Maxon. But, when Nael testified, Maxon did not show up. Maxon objected unsuccessfully to the line of questioning on Fifth Amendment grounds. The prosecutor responded that the jury has a right to know that this officer did make every effort to conduct a thorough and complete investigation. In closing the prosecutor said: Trooper Nael did everything he could do to give Jeff Maxon an opportunity to talk to him. Trooper Nael did his job. Maxon was convicted.
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