Feds Defend Accessing Slack Chats In Centra Tech ICO Case

By Emma Cueto (May 21, 2019, 6:00 PM EDT) -- New York federal prosecutors have disputed claims by two men accused of fraud related to their shuttered cryptocurrency company Centra Tech that prosecutors had improperly accessed privileged attorney-client communications on the messaging app Slack.

Prosecutors on Monday blasted an attempt by Sohrab "Sam" Sharma to suppress evidence found on his laptop and smartphones and to dismiss the charges, saying investigators had lawfully seized the devices to prevent them from being destroyed, gotten a warrant to view their contents, and taken steps to ensure that privileged messages with Centra Tech Inc.'s in-house and outside counsel were not seen by the attorneys handling...

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