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Criminal Practice – Convictions upset because of faulty instructions (access required)

Where jury instructions jointly proposed by the government and the defendants did not track the charges in the indictment involving crimes of violence, and had the effect of broadening the possible basis for conviction, the convictions on the assault counts were vacated. Background Defendants were charged in a 38-count second superseding indictment, or SSI, with conspiring to ...

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