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Evidence Keyed to Park
United States v. Moore
Citation:651 F.3d 30 (2011)
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Numerous defendants were charged with various acts in furtherance of an extensive drug conspiracy. FBI Agent Daniel Sparks testified as the first witness in the government’s case-in-chief. His testimony provided an overview of the government’s case. Further, he expressed his opinion, based on his training and experience about the nature of the investigation conducted in this case. Appellants contend that the use of an overview witness as the government’s first witness improperly permitted the government to elicit FBI Agent Spark’s opinions about the charged crimes.
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