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Prior convictions of similar conduct are admissible (access required)

Prior convictions for fraud, embezzlement and misdemeanor use of identifying information were admissible in the trial of a woman charged with wire and bank fraud and the preparation of false tax returns because both involve her untruthfulness for personal gain. The convictions were also relevant and necessary to establish her motive, intent, knowledge, identity and ...