The SBF criminal trial witness list is loaded with friends and enemies
By Crystal Kim
October 4, 2023
“That list is a veritable kitchen sink, according to Daniel Silva, former federal prosecutor and now lawyer at Buchalter’s San Diego office.
- The constitution requires that prosecutors give notice of possible witnesses to the defendant so they can adequately prepare a defense.
- “What some prosecutors do is next-level prosecution chess,” Silva says. “They’ll put certain challenging or otherwise very important witnesses on there to get the defense to prepare for that person, knowing full well they won’t call them.”
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