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Criminal Practice – Indictment defect did not affect defendant’s rights (access required)

Where the indictment did not instruct that the government was required to prove the defendant knew he belonged to a class of persons barred from possessing a firearm, but it separately proved he knowingly lied about whether he had been committed to a mental institution, the error was not prejudicial. Background A jury convicted Ronald Collins of ...

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