Prosecutors can’t show Godfather II clip at Roger Stone trial, judge rules

Roger Stone former adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, departs the E. Barrett Prettyman United States Court House with his wife Nydia July 16, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

(CNN) — Federal prosecutors can’t show a clip from the film “The Godfather Part II” at a trial as they try to prove to a jury that Roger Stone threatened a witness, a federal judge said Monday.

Judge Amy Berman Jackson of the federal district court in Washington said showing the clip — which prosecutors wanted to do because Stone referred to it in a conversation with his associate Randy Credico, whom he allegedly threatened — could prejudice the jury.

They can’t show it “because the prejudicial effect of the videotape, which includes a number of extraneous matters, outweighs its probative value,” she wrote.

The jury will be able to see a transcript of the relevant scene in the movie, Jackson said.

And it’s possible prosecutors could ask her again to consider showing a clip from the film after Credico testifies or if Stone takes the stand, she said.

Stone has pleaded not guilty. The trial is set to start Nov. 5.

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

2 comments

  • Ej

    these same prosecutors look into the list of those killed by the deep state ? How about how Bobby mueller used whitey bulger to kill for the FBI ?

  • FrancisCBaptiste

    Making money online more than $15k just by doing simple work from home. I have received $18376 last month. Its an easy and simple job to do and its earnings are much better than regular office job and even a little child can do this and earns money. Everybody must try this job by just use the info on this page.  
    ↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓
    ↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓
    ↓↓↓↓↓↓↓
    ↓↓↓↓
    HERE☛  ★EasY EaRn★

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.