Judge rules prosecutors can't show 'Godfather' clip at Roger Stone's trial

TheHill | 10/21/2019 | Zack Budryk
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Federal prosecutors cannot play a clip from “The Godfather, Part II” in court during the trial of political consultant Roger Stone, a judge ruled Monday.

U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson, who is overseeing the case against the consultant, agreed with his attorneys that the clip could unfairly prejudice jurors.

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“The government will not be permitted to introduce the clip itself in its case in chief because the prejudicial effect of the videotape, which includes a number of extraneous matters, outweighs its probative value,” Jackson, an Obama appointee, ruled Monday.

However, she said prosecutors are free to use a transcript of the scene.

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