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Evidence Keyed to Sklansky
United States v. Harris
Citation:733 F.2d 994 (2d Cir. 1984)
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The government investigated crimes by the defendants through the use of a government informant. At trial, the government the government built its case around the informant’s testimony and tape recordings of telephone conversations that the informant initiated with Defendant Harris. The Defendant Harris proposed testimony from his parole officer about statements that the Harris had made to him, specifically that “the Government and people were after him and trying to set him up.”. The district court judge excluded the proffer. When the defendant made an oral offer of proof with respect to similar testimony by Harris’s Detroit attorney, that the Harris had said that another “had brought an agent to him,” the district court judge said he would exclude such testimony on the same ground.
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