turn state's evidence


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turn state's evidence

To give such testimony in court.
See also: evidence, turn
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MANILA -- The Supreme Court has paved the way for a former party-list representative to turn state's evidence against former finance department officials charged in the Sandiganbayan with involvement in an P11-million tax credit scam more than 10 years ago.
When a Las Vegas performer-turned-snitch named Buddy Israel decides to turn state's evidence and testify against the mob, it seems that a whole lot of people would like to make sure he's no longer breathing.
THE STORY Sleazy magician Buddy "Aces" Israel (Piven) is set to turn state's evidence against a mob boss, and is holed up in the penthouse suite of a Lake Tahoe hotel.
Most journalists cringe at the prospect of one of their own being forced to turn state's evidence.
Following the gunning down of journalist Veronica Guerin, the programme was established in 1997 to encourage members of organised crime gangs to turn state's evidence against their former colleagues.