Federal Prosecutor Mark Bennett Admits Government Witness Lied at Trial
Prosecutor Mark Bennett stated in writing that government witness Kathryn Clover "provided false testimony" at Tony Viola's federal trial, but he later allowed Clover to testify at a Tony's second trial, where she took the Fifth Amendment as a government witness, USA v. Clover, Case # 10-cr-75, Docket # 46.
According to the Supreme Court, prosecutors have a duty to correct perjured testimony, even if it was not solicited by the government, because any conviction obtained by use of perjured testimony is fundamentally unfair and violates the constitutional guarantee of due process of law. Despite admissions that Clover lied, Bennett opposed Tony's request to have his conviction vacated, claiming in subsequent court filings that Clover testified truthfully in court.
The Third Circuit Court of Appeals is currently reviewing Bennett's actions concerning Kathryn Clover, Case # 18-1757, with a decision expected in the next 90 days. Tony Viola is the only prisoner in America who proved his innocence at trial yet remains in jail. Kindly consider sharing the FreeTonyViola.com website on your social media accounts.