tainted evidence

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tainted evidence

n. in a criminal trial, information which has been obtained by illegal means or has been traced through evidence acquired by illegal search and/or seizure. This evidence is called "the fruit of the poisonous tree," and is not admissible in court. (See: search and seizure, search warrant, probable cause, fruit of the poisonous tree)

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568/posts/10159809780095722) In a Facebook post Wednesday, Stephan lashed out about the court system, alleging that there was falsified evidence and manipulation as well as an "elaborate cover-up.
Duterte said he would file the impeachment case against Morales for practicing selective justice and for using falsified evidence, referring to the purported Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) documents in the antigraft agency's possession.
Derek Alexander A lawyer is at the centre of a police probe amid claims he falsified evidence during an employment tribunal.
She begins each exoneree's tale with his or her release from prison, then turns the chronology back to the time of the big mistake, when a corrupt cop, or falsified evidence, or a lying witness, sealed their fate.
In their petition, the lawyers complained that some of the officers were arrested based on falsified evidence.
THE Attorney-general yesterday ordered a criminal investigation into the actions of state pathologist Eleni Antoniou after a health ministry probe into the death of a hospital patient suggested she may have falsified evidence and perjured herself to cover up alleged medical negligence.
62 million for allegedly switching consumers long distance telephone services without their authorization ( slamming ), billing customers for unauthorized charges ( cramming ), and submitting falsified evidence to government regulatory officials as proof of consumers authorizations.
scale events, public disturbance, hooliganism and illegal possession of weapons," based on falsified evidence.
To be sure, the US president accepted deliberately falsified evidence for the war and Blair went along with it even before he saw it.
On the other hand, it is my belief that Tony Blair committed Britain to several overseas wars with the support of falsified evidence and without the backing of his Cabinet, Parliament or the British public.
The film, produced by Cherhey, makes a clear and cogent case (later upheld by a court verdict) that police and FBI falsified evidence in order to discredit Bari's cause.
When the Los Angeles street artist later realized that he had, in fact, used the original AP photograph, he falsified evidence and deleted incriminating electronic documents to hide his mistake.