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United States v. Abel
Citation:469 U.S. 45 (1984).
Abel was charged and convicted of bank robbery. Ehle accompanied him during the bank robbery, and is charged and pleads guilty to the robbery. Ehle agreed to testify against Abel, in order to receive a reduced sentence. Prior to the testimony, Mills was told by Ehle that he planned to testify falsely in order to receive a reduced sentence. The prosecution sought to introduce evidence of Ehle, Mills, and Abel’s membership in a gang which required members to commit perjury for the other.
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