Chinese NGO Head Can't Suppress FISA Evidence At Trial

Law360 (November 5, 2018, 3:36 PM EST) -- A New York federal judge has refused to suppress evidence collected under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act in the trial of the head of a Chinese nongovernmental organization who is accused of bribery, finding that the U.S. government’s electronic surveillance information was gathered legally.

Senior U.S. District Judge Loretta A. Preska on Friday denied Chi Ping Patrick Ho’s request to suppress any FISA information that the court determines was collected unlawfully and to disclose the government’s FISA application materials to the defense, ordering that the government’s classified information be submitted to the court under seal.

The judge reasoned that the government’s...

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