Experts Say Prepping Witnesses Is Acceptible, But Not Coaching Them


Experts say federal attorneys could have prepared witnesses to testify in the sentencing trial of convicted terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui without imperiling their case if they had followed normal procedures, according to the New York Times.

Attorneys and legal educators said coaching the witnesses and providing them with copies of trial transcripts was forbidden, but that the attorney whose errors have endangered the government’s effort to have Moussaoui sentenced to death could have achieved the same results by using more subtle, common and lawful techniques.


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