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United States v. Varoudakis
Citation:233 F.3d 113 (1st Cir. 2000)
The government alleged that defendant George Varoudakis, charged with arson and conspiracy to commit arson, hired an acquiantance to burn down his failing apartment, Destinations, to collect insurance proceeds. Following his conviction, Varoudakis argues that the district court abused its discretion by admitting evidence of a prior bad act, namely, testimony be Varoudakis’s long-time girlfriend and co-conspirator in the Destinations arson, Cheryl Britt.
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