CASE LAW UPDATE: Whether the identity of the confidential did not need to be disclosed?
Defendant was charged with a controlled substance crime. Defendant brought a motion to disclose the identity of the confidential informant. The trial court denied defendant’s motion. On appeal, defendant argued that the trial court erred when it refused to compel the disclosure of the identity of the confidential informant. The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals held that the trial court did not err because the defendant failed to show why the informant’s identity was material, and, defendant never sought to call the informant as a witness,. Affirmed.
United States v. Neal, 10-1289, per curiam. Appealed from the United States District Court, District of Arkansas.
Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.