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The Lure: The True Story of How the Department of Justice Brought Down Two of the World’s Most Dangerous Cyber Criminals by Steve Schroeder

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Chapter 8. The Motion to Suppress and Preliminary Skirmishing

Early in the year 2001, Gorshkov’s counsel, Ken Kanev, filed a Motion to Suppress Seized Computer Data, seeking to prohibit the Government from using the evidence that had been downloaded from the Russian computers by the FBI. Under Federal Constitutional common law, evidence that has been obtained in violation of the Fourth Amendment or other provisions in the Constitution may be suppressed by the Federal Courts.[1] If an order is entered suppressing evidence, the result is that the Government cannot introduce that evidence at a criminal trial. Under some circumstances, the suppression order can also include any evidence that is obtained by the Government by following leads suggested ...

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