Martoma: Prior Bad Acts and Hobson's Choice for Defendants

, New York Law Journal


In their White-Collar Crime column, Morvillo Abramowitz partners Robert J. Anello and Richard F. Albert write: Whether a criminal defendant should testify on his own behalf will always be a fraught decision for the defense. But Mathew Martoma's case illustrates how the government can try to launch an attack on a defendant's character regardless of whether he ever takes the stand.

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