Judge Upholds Warrant to Access Email Account in Money Laundering Scandal

Magistrate Judge Gabriel W. Gorenstein of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has upheld that a government warrant to access the email account as part of a money laundering case is valid. According to his ruling, courts have allowed law enforcement officials to seize documents to build cases even if only to determine if the content falls within the warrant. The decision differs from other case around the country in which judges have shot down such requests saying that giving law enforcement access to a person's entire inbox gives them access to information which does not relate to the case.

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