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Help Wanted: Seeking One Good Appellate Brief That Forces the Arkansas Supreme Court to Clarify Its Criminal Discovery Jurisprudence

By · October 8, 2009 · 2009 Ark. L. Notes 84
In categories: Criminal Law

Assume a prosecutor here in Arkansas is interested in prosecuting a bank officer for fraud. He has little evidence against the officer, Smith, but a cooperating witness claims to know Smith and offers to help. This witness, Jones, has already been charged with four counts of tax evasion and offers to plead to guilty if the state agrees not to prosecute his company, its affiliates, or his family for their involvement in his tax schemes. The prosecutor accepts his plea on the condition that he provides all information about bribes he paid to Smith in connection with the tax scheme. Jones agrees and the prosecutor schedules a debriefing session with Jones and his attorney.

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Gallini – Help Wanted – Arkansas Law Notes 2009