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Robert Peter Aguilar



False Statement to law enforcement agent or on govt. document


"6 months in prison, 1,000 hrs community service and $2,000 fine"

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U.S. State or Country of Crime:

California - Federal Case

County or Region of Crime:

San Francisco

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San Francisco


Judicially Exonerated

Summary of Case:

"U.S. District Court Judge Robert Peter Aguilar was wrongly convicted in 1990 of making false statements to FBI agents regarding potential grand jury witnesses in violation of 18 U. S. C. § 1503. Aguilar was sentenced to 6 months in prison, 1,000 hours community service and payment of a $2,000 fine. Aguilar was allowed to remain free pendng the outcome of his appeal. On April 20, 1994 the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned Aguilar's conviction on the basis his conduct didn't violate the federal law he was charged with violating. The Ninth Circuit's ruling was affirmed by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1995 in U.S. v. Aguilar, 515 U.S. 593."

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Innocence Proved By:

"Robert P. Aguilar's conviction for violating 18 U. S. C. § 1503 was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1995 in U.S. v. Aguilar, 515 U.S. 593."

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Information Source 1:

"United States v. Aguilar, 515 US 593 (1995)"

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Information Source 2:

"Conviction of U.S. Judge Is Overturned: Appeals Court Rules in Wiretapping Case, AP story, The New York Times, April 20, 1994, p. B12"

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"U.S. JUDGE IS TRIED ON INFLUENCE USE, By KATHERINE BISHOP (Special to The New York Times), The New York Times, February 11, 1990"

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