Accused ICO Fraudsters Say Feds Saw Privileged Slack Chats

Law360 (April 30, 2019, 3:37 PM EDT) -- Two of three men accused of fraud related to their shuttered cryptocurrency company Centra Tech Inc. said prosecutors improperly seized privileged communications the company had with its attorneys on the messaging app Slack.

Sohrab “Sam” Sharma and Robert Farkas asked a New York federal judge on Monday to dismiss the indictment against them based on the revelation that, prior to their arrests one year ago, the government had used search warrants to obtain from Slack Technologies Inc. copies of communications Sharma and Farkas had with both in-house and outside counsel.

Communications with those attorneys — including a 23-year-old pretending to work...

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New York Southern

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May 14, 2018

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