Professor Alberto Bernabe -
The University of Illinois-Chicago School of Law
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Ninth Circuit reverses conviction because of prosecutorial misconduct
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has thrown out former Brocade CEO Gregory Reyes' criminal conviction for backdating stock options because of prosecutorial misconduct. The Court ordered a new trial because the prosecution misled jurors with false assertions during closing arguments. The opinion is available here. Full story here.