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Old 21st October 2020, 04:19 PM   #3441
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Originally Posted by Bill Williams View Post
So - given that both the lawsuit as well as the criminal charge against Gumbel & Sollecito were withdrawn........

Where does that leave Mignini in terms of exposure to a criminal charge against the offer that he made to Sollecito?
There is no claim by RS that Mignini actually made an offer, only that his family was told by others that Mignini might be interested. IOW, only local gossip among the legal community.
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Old 21st October 2020, 04:25 PM   #3442
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Originally Posted by Bill Williams View Post
So - given that both the lawsuit as well as the criminal charge against Gumbel & Sollecito were withdrawn........

Where does that leave Mignini in terms of exposure to a criminal charge against the offer that he made to Sollecito?
1. What's the statute of limitations for the alleged crime?
2. What's the evidence for the alleged crime? Would anyone testify that Mignini (or any person in authority) made such an offer?
3. Would an Italian prosecutor be likely to look into this, despite the legal obligation of an Italian prosecutor to investigate all alleged crimes?
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Old 21st October 2020, 04:36 PM   #3443
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Originally Posted by Numbers View Post
whoanellie, you are entirely correct that plea deals that reduce an accomplice's sentence in exchange for cooperation in the case, including testimony against alleged co-conspirators, are indeed common and legal in the US, as long as such deals are acknowledged in court, and they are commonly so acknowledged. The accomplice's testimony is supposed to be truthful.

My statements on this topic for the US were confused.

What I meant was that plea deals where the alleged accomplice - or a jailhouse "snitch" - testifies falsely against an alleged co-conspirator - or an accused person confined in the jail with the "snitch" - by an inducement, such as a promise, not disclosed in court, of a reduced sentence, is potentially prosecutorial misconduct.

Thanks for pointing out my mistake.
Now I understand what you were trying to say. thanks.
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Old 22nd October 2020, 06:54 AM   #3444
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