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Evidence Keyed to Sklansky
United States v. Abel
Citation:469 U.S. 45 (1984)
The defendant was found guilty of robbing a savings and loan with two accomplices. At trial, the prosecution impeached one of the defense’s witnesses by establishing his membership with a secret prison gang that required its members to deny the existence of the organization and to commit perjury, theft, and murder on each member’s behalf.
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