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Criminal Law Appellate Court Opinion

by Agati, Taryn


AC46060 - State v. Mallozzi ("The defendant, John Mallozzi, appeals from the judgment of conviction, rendered following a court trial, of fourteen counts of false statement in absentee balloting in violation of General Statutes § 9-359a and fourteen counts of forgery in the second degree in violation of General Statutes § 53a-139 (a) (3).On appeal, the defendant claims that (1) the evidence presented at trial was insufficient to support his conviction; (2) the court improperly permitted the state to amend its long form information in the middle of trial; (3) the court improperly denied defense counsel's request to obtain and disclose, in the middle of trial, an expert witness to rebut the state's expert witness; (4) his right to due process was violated by the lack of a requirement that the state disclose the substance of any expert opinion upon which it intended to rely at trial; (5) the court improperly denied his motion to strike the testimony of a witness, proffered by the prosecutor during the state's case-in-chief, after that same witness invoked her fifth amendment privilege against self-incrimination when she was called to testify by the defense; and (6) the court improperly denied his motion to dismiss on the ground of selective prosecution. We affirm the judgment of the trial court.")