Angels Defeat 'Fishing Expedition' Subpoena In Fatal OD Case

By Max Jaeger (November 9, 2021, 7:01 PM EST) -- A Texas federal judge chided prosecutors for their "glaring" failure to properly subpoena the Los Angeles Angels baseball team and refused to bless a "government fishing expedition" in the case of a former team employee accused of supplying the drugs that led to pitcher Tyler Skaggs' overdose death, court documents revealed Tuesday.

Prosecutors claimed in an August motion to compel that the Angels — subpoenaed as an interested party — were hiding behind a veneer of attorney-client-privilege to shield non-privileged evidence of drug dealing within the organization.

While a team attorney swore in an affidavit that the Angels had met their...

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