Conviction for drug crimes is vacated and remanded for a new trial where the district court abused its discretion in failing to grant a mistrial as the government's failure to disclose inculpatory documents to defense counsel interfered with defendant's substantial rights. The district court did not err in denying defendant's motion to suppress physical evidence obtained from defendant's car and hotel room, and did not abuse its discretion in admitting evidence of defendant's prior convictions.
Appeal from the District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Argued March 10, 2009
Filed July 17, 2009
Before FUENTES, CHAGARES, and ALDISERT, Circuit Judges.
Opinion by FUENTES, Circuit Judge.
For Appellant: Michael N. Huff.
For Appellee: Patrick L. Meehan, Mark S. Miller, Robert A. Zauzmer.