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UNITED STATES v. LECH

July 24, 1995

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA against WLODEK JAN LECH

SONIA SOTOMAYOR, U.S.D.J.


The opinion of the court was delivered by: SONIA SOTOMAYOR

SONIA SOTOMAYOR, U.S.D.J.

 Defendant Wlodek Jan Lech ("Lech") moves for a ruling in limine permitting him to introduce at trial certain results from two polygraph exams. In the alternative, Lech seeks a hearing on this motion pursuant to Federal Rule of Evidence 104(a). For the reasons discussed below, both motions are denied.

 Background

 Lech is charged with conspiracy and bribery in a scheme to have the New York City Board of Education ("BOE") award a $ 500,000.00 contract to remove asbestos from the Julia Richman High School in Manhattan. As a defense to these charges, Lech arranged for two polygraph examinations to be conducted by separate examiners. Lech now seeks to introduce at his upcoming trial his responses to certain questions. From the first examination, Lech seeks to introduce the following questions and answers:

 
1. Did you try to bribe any Board of Education official to obtain [sic.] asbestos removal contract?
 
(Subject answered - No)
 
2. Did you take part in trying to bribe Board of Education officials to obtain [sic] asbestos removal contract?
 
(Subject answered - No)

 See Declaration of Andrew H. Schapiro, sworn to June 26, 1995 (hereinafter "Schapiro Decl."), at Ex. D. The questions and answers Lech seeks to introduce from his second examination are:

 
# 5 Did you try to bribe any Board of Education official to obtain asbestos removal contracts?
 
(Subject answered "No".)
 
# 7 Did you bribe any Board of Education official to obtain asbestos ...

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