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John Burkoff on Duty of Attorneys Regarding Evidence They Introduce

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July 26, 2011

Professor John Burkoff commented on the forged evidence in the trial of State Senator Jane Orie.  The judge in the case declared a mistrial when the defense introduced documents that appeared to be forged, but stated that he did not blame the defense attorney. Professor Burkoff told the Tribune-Review that lawyers have an obligation to ensure they are not introducing into evidence items that are fraudulent or forged.



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