West Headnote of the Day – December 11, 2009

December 11, 2009

West's Key 110 Criminal Law
West's Key 110XX Trial
West's Key 110XX(A) Preliminary Proceedings
West's Key 110k620 Joint or Separate Trial of Separate Charges
West's Key 110k620(3) Severance, Relief from Joinder, and Separate Trial in General
West's Key 110k620(6) k. Particular Cases.

Defendant was entitled to sever charges of mail fraud from charge of extortion under the Hobbs Act since offenses differed in time, victim, nature and facts involved, and only commonality was fact that defendant was a judge at time offenses were allegedly committed.
United States v. Braig, 702 F. Supp. 547 (E.D. Pa. 1989)

Suggested by Sara L. Hounshell; U.S. District Court, S.D. Texas; Victoria, TX

110 Criminal Law