Tommy "Two Toes" D’Natalia has a certified public accountant (CPA). He has been using his accountant to wash ill-gotten gains through his racketeering. The SAC has a subpoena for the CPA. D’Natalia is claiming privileged communication with his CPA, and it prohibits the accountant from testifying.
Luigi "the Pipe" Cardone heard through the "grapevine" that Big Sal Salvatore has been telling everyone how he was told by Frankie “the Lip” Bonnano that Freddie "Fingers" Malone was murdered by his wife Slippery Sally Genovese-Malone. Cardone wants a deal to testify against Slippery Sally.
Lawrence ‘Lucky’ Livorno drove the getaway car for a jewelry store heist. Bertram "Bugsy" Bertoli and Little Carmine D’Angelo went in and robbed the store. During the robbery, Bertoli shot and killed the store owner. D’Angelo and Livorno both want to testify to avoid the death penalty.
- Support your answers with research.
- Identify which testimony is hearsay and likely to be inadmissible.
- Identify which testimony is privileged communication and which is not
- Identify how the “Best Evidence Rule” functions in relationship to the witness testimony being proffered
These solutions may offer step-by-step problem-solving explanations or good writing examples that include modern styles of formatting and construction of bibliographies out of text citations and references. Students may use these solutions for personal skill-building and practice. Unethical use is strictly forbidden.According to the law, privileged communication is only granted between a husband and wife, priest and penitent, doctor and patient and an attorney and client. According to the case against Tommy "Two Toes" Natalia, none of the above circumstances holds. In reference to Sec.7525, the privilege...
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