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Criminal Procedure keyed to Kamisar
United States v. Williams
Citation:504 U.S. 36, 112 S.Ct. 1735, 118 L.Ed.2d 352 (1992)
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Williams (defendant) was indicted by a grand jury for knowingly making false statements to four banks for the purpose of obtaining loans. Williams moved for disclosure of all exculpatory portions of the grand jury transcripts and, after reviewing the transcripts, moved to dismiss the indictment on the ground that the Government failed to present substantial exculpatory evidence to the grand jury. Specifically, Williams claimed that his general ledgers, tax returns, and testimony in his bankruptcy proceedings would have proven that he did not intend to mislead the banks.
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