Ill. Lawmaker Loses Warrant Challenge In Bribery Case

Law360, Chicago (February 14, 2013, 6:36 PM EST) -- Illinois state Rep. Derrick Smith, D-Chicago, lost his request Thursday for a hearing where he hoped to show that without the false information prosecutors admittedly included in a court filing, a judge would not have issued a warrant to arrest him on a bribery charge.

U.S. District Judge Sharon Coleman denied Smith's bid for an evidentiary Franks hearing to examine whether the arrest warrant against him was invalid based on the government's false and allegedly reckless statements in the court filing used to obtain it, and...
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