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Criminal Expert’s Report
After a suspect has been indicted but before the trail, an expert testifying in a criminal trial may be asked to prepare a written summary of the testimony expected to be given. Under Federal Rule of Criminal Procedures 16(a)(1)(E), a defendant has a right to request that the government provide a written summary of the testimony expected to be given by the government’s expert if prepared, the government’s summary report should include the information listed above.
Once the government provides the defendant with this summary information, the government is entitled under Rule of Criminal Procedures 16(b)(1)( C ) to reciprocal discovery of the same information from the defendant’s expert.