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Criminal – Evidence – Undue Prejudice – RICO – Mail Fraud – Child Molestation (access required)

Where the trial court allowed, at the RICO and mail fraud trials of members of a West Virginia Hare Krishna community, evidence of alleged homosexuality, child molestation and of the community's negative attitude toward women, this evidence unfairly prejudiced jurors and their convictions are reversed. Two defendants challenge the admission of inflammatory, prejudicial evidence that they ...