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Grand jury testimony of cooperator, who was not called by the government at trial, admissible under FRE 804(b)(1)

Posted in Evidence, Grand jury

Monte McFall, a local California lobbyist and ex-officio staffer for an elected official, was charged in a Hobbs Act conspiracy for allegedly coercing a state contractor into paying McFall a fee in exchange for McFall’s assistance in securing funding. The co-conspirator, a lawyer and crony named Sawyer, had earlier testified at length in the grand… Continue Reading