United States v. North, No. 11-60763 (5th Cir. 2013)Annotate this Case
Defendant and his co-conspirators were indicted for, inter alia, conspiring to distribute more than fifty grams of cocaine. Defendant moved to suppress the evidence gathered pursuant to the wiretaps on Target Telephones 3 and 4. The court found that the district court did not have the requisite territorial jurisdiction and such non-compliance implicated a core concern of the statute and required suppression of the evidence obtained from the wiretap. The court also found that the government failed to comply with minimization protocols when monitoring defendant's May 16, 2009 phone call. Accordingly, the court reversed the district court's denial of defendant's motion and remanded for further proceedings
The court issued a subsequent related opinion or order on September 9, 2013.
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The court issued a subsequent related opinion or order on October 25, 2013.