Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Attorney For Defendant Accused Of Bid-Rigging At Foreclosure Auctions Urges Judge To Supress Certain Evidence, Accusing Feds Of Illegally Bugging Courthouse So It Could Capture Alleged Conspirators' Conversations

In Los Angeles, California, Law360 reports:
  • Latham & Watkins LLP has told a California federal judge that the FBI illegally bugged a courthouse so it could capture conversations proving its allegations of bid-rigging at real estate foreclosure auctions, and urged the judge to block any evidence from the alleged eavesdropping.

    [Last week], in a motion to suppress evidence, Latham — which is representing one of the defendants who allegedly rigged bids to obtain properties at public auctions — argued that FBI agents planted electronic recording devices outside the San Mateo County courthouse...

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