NYLJ: Judge Denies Suppression Bid but Cautions U.S. Prosecutors

NYLJ: Judge Denies Suppression Bid but Cautions U.S. Prosecutors by Andrew Keshner:

Eastern District Judge Raymond Dearie refused to suppress information from grand jury subpoenas improperly demanding secrecy from their recipients, but warned prosecutors he wouldn’t rule out suppression or other consequences if they issued other wrongly worded subpoenas.

NYTimes: “Prosecutors’ Secrecy Orders on Subpoenas Stir Constitutional Questions by Stephanie Crawford:

Marked with an official seal, the federal subpoena arrived at the red brick offices of Zuccarello, Zerillo & Co., an accounting firm in Whitestone, Queens, in early March. Prosecutors wanted records about one of the firm’s clients: a Queens family, the Gigliottis, who were under investigation for cocaine smuggling. It was a routine enough request, but for the words in capital letters: ‘You are hereby directed not to disclose the existence of this subpoena, as it may impede an ongoing investigation.’”)”>Prosecutors’ Secrecy Orders on Subpoenas Stir Constitutional Questions (“Marked with an official seal, the federal subpoena arrived at the red brick offices of Zuccarello, Zerillo & Co., an accounting firm in Whitestone, Queens, in early March. Prosecutors wanted records about one of the firm’s clients: a Queens family, the Gigliottis, who were under investigation for cocaine smuggling. It was a routine enough request, but for the words in capital letters: ‘You are hereby directed not to disclose the existence of this subpoena, as it may impede an ongoing investigation.’

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