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Can Authorities Cut Off Utilities And Pose As Repairmen To Search A Home?

Nina Totenberg  |  NPR.org

The FBI is not above breaking the law to enforce it.

The FBI is not above breaking the law to enforce it. (ZOOM image)

Some legal cases do more than raise eyebrows…The question is whether federal agents can disrupt service to a house and then, masquerading as helpful technicians, gain entry to covertly search the premises in hopes of finding evidence that might later justify a search warrant.

The defendants in this case are not your everyday Americans. They are, in fact, Chinese gamblers who were staying in Las Vegas at Caesar’s Palace earlier this year.

Caesar’s, and other gambling casinos, thrive on these high-rollers and provide them with free villas, butlers and other services. But in this case, at least one of the high-rollers had been tossed out of Macau for running an illegal sportsbooking operation…

Suspicions, however, aren’t enough for a search warrant….the FBI came up with a plan: Working with a computer contractor for Caesar’s Palace, the agents first tried to get into the villas by delivering laptops and asking to come in to make sure the connections worked…

When that ploy failed, the agents came up with “another trick,” according to defense lawyer Tom Goldstein: “We’ll dress up as technicians, we’ll come inside, we’ll claim to be fixing the Internet connection — even though we can’t, ’cause we broke it from outside — and then we’ll just look around and see what we see…” (more…)

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