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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana appeal decided today by 7th Circuit

In US v. Gorman (SD Ind., Barker), a 20-page opinion, Judge Kanne writes:

Jamarkus Gorman was convicted of perjury after testifying falsely before a grand jury. He now challenges both the basis for his perjury conviction and the admission of evidence at his trial. We affirm. * * *

Because there was ample evidence to support the finding that Jamarkus perjured himself with regard to his possession of the Bentley, his appeal in that regard is without merit. Additionally, the admission of the evidence relating to Jamarkus’s theft of the car was direct evidence of his charged perjury conduct and its probative value was not substantially outweighed by any risk of unfair prejudice. For these reasons, Jamarkus’s conviction is AFFIRMED.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on July 28, 2010 10:57 AM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions