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Criminal Procedure keyed to Kamisar
United States v. Lovasco
Citation:431 U.S. 783, 97 S.Ct. 2044, 52 L.Ed.2d 752 (1977)
Lovasco (defendant) was indicted for possessing stolen firearms and dealing in firearms without a license. The indictment was filed 18 months after the offenses allegedly occurred. Lovasco moved to dismiss the indictment due to delay, claiming he was prejudiced due to the death of two of his witnesses. The Government claimed that the prolonged investigation was due to its theory that Lovasco’s son may have been responsible for the thefts.
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