A prosecutor with a book to sell mixed too many facts with her fiction, a 2nd District Court of Appeal panel ruled last week. The three-justice panel said Santa Barbara County, Calif., Deputy District Attorney Joyce Dudley cannot prosecute People v. Haraguchi because her self-published crime novel, "Intoxicating Agent," appears to borrow personal and factual details from the pending rape case against Massey Harushi Haraguchi.
Appeals Court Finds Prosecutor's Fiction Too Close to Facts of Case
October 9, 2006
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