Here’s a criminal lawyer’s worst nightmare: Hiring a forensic expert with a faked resume.

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Interesting story for a few reasons:

  1. The opposing expert was a cop and thought this defense expert’s CV looked suspicious. This in itself isn’t unusual. Fact-checking an expert is a rather basic act by both sides in court cases. I’ve had weird questions asked of me at times. As in “Do you live in Hollywood?” That was from a DA who was on my hook for missing and not collecting biological evidence from a murder victim.
  2. The DA files 5 charges against the expert with lying under oath.
  3. Describes some of the tricks experts of unusual deceit use to puff themselves. I’ve seen similar in the “see one, do one, and then convict one” present in the “fabricating evidence” case of Mississippi {see the Galileo of video “enhancement” in action}

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“On Thursday, the 57-year-old Tampa resident [the nefarious expert] was arrested in Polk and charged with five counts of lying under oath about his educational background, professional certifications, military service and time spent working on sensitive government projects. He specialized as a defense witness in cases involving sexual abuse and child pornography.”

Full article

About csidds

Dr. Michael Bowers is a long time forensic consultant in the US and international court systems.
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