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Improper exclusion of expert results in convictions being vacated (access required)

Where the trial court improperly excluded an expert who would have provided testimony material to the defendants’ defense, two defendants convicted of drug conspiracy charges are entitled to a new trial. Background A federal jury convicted Benjamin Galecki and Charles Burton Ritchie of charges related to a conspiracy to distribute controlled substance analogues. Specifically, the government argued ...