Witness Denied Immunity In Military Export Case

Law360, New York (November 12, 2010, 5:17 PM EST) -- A federal judge has declined to grant immunity to a Malaysian man so he can travel to the U.S. to testify for a colleague charged with leading a conspiracy to illegally export military hardware to China.

The power to grant immunity from prosecution, normally the sole province of the U.S. Department of Justice, can only be invoked by a judge in cases of severe prosecutorial misconduct, Judge Douglas P. Woodlock of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts said in his Wednesday order....
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