Lawmaker's Emails Can Be Used In Bribery Trial: Judge

Law360, New York (April 11, 2011, 8:12 PM EDT) -- A federal judge gave prosecutors permission Monday to use allegedly incriminating emails in the trial of a former Virginia legislator accused of trading state money for a university job, after overruling the ex-lawmaker's privacy objections.

Phillip A. Hamilton, set to begin trial May 2 for bribery and extortion, could not have reasonably expected privacy in emails sent to his wife from a work computer because of a workplace policy, according to Judge Henry E. Hudson of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia....
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