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United States v. Sylvin

United States v. Sylvin

Case Date: 10/02/2009
Citation: United States v. Sylvin, No. 09–CR–20264, 2009 WL 6412010 (S.D. Fla. Oct. 2, 2009)
Court Type: Federal District
Court: Southern District of Florida (S.D. Fla.)
Judge: Federal Magistrate Judge: Ted E. Bandstra

Defendant moved to suppress wiretapped phone calls, alleging a wiretap was unnecessary based on existing evidence and that there was false information provided in the wiretap affidavit by a confidential source.


The Court recommended that Defendant’s motion to suppress be denied. Although the government had other sources for obtaining evidence, the Court found a wiretap was still necessary for identifying the full scope of the organization and its participants. Additionally, the Court found no merit to Defendant’s assertion that the wiretap affidavit was based on false information, as there was only evidence of one potential phone call from the confidential source that was suspicious.

Relevant Documents:

Defendant’s First Motion to Suppress Intercepted Wire Communications and Request for Evidentiary Hearing (Doc. 141) 

United States Response to Motion to Suppress Intercepted Wire Communications and for Disclosure of Confidential Informants (Doc. 173) 

Report and Recommendation (Doc. 194) 

E-Discovery Issues: Admissibility, Motion to Suppress
E-discovery Tags: Privacy, Real Time Cell Phone Information
E-discovery subjects: Cell phone, Pen register, Trap and trace device

Published: March 21st, 2018

Category: Uncategorized

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