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People of the State of New York v. Makram Malaty

Case Conclusion Date: 06.04.2004

Practice Area: Criminal defense

Outcome: Prosecutor permitted to subpoena divorce records

Description: In criminal case alleging Grand Larceny and Criminal Possession of a forged instrument for the transfer of a building into defendant's name, prosecutor was permitted to subpoena records from defendant's divorce, normally confidential pursuant to New York Domestic Relations Law sect 235. People's showing of "potential relevance" was sufficient to obtain the records.

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