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Criminal – Conspiracy To Distribute Cocaine – Fifth Amendment – Pressure On Witness – Defendant Called Liar (access required)

Where a witness who was under a witness protection program had agreed to corroborate defendant's assertion that he had given up drug-dealing before the alleged incidents in question, the witness invoked the Fifth Amendment the next day when called to the stand, and defendant alleged that the witness had been pressured by the government; then ...