CA5: LEO’s lie to FBI about leaked SW was a crime even though FBI knew he was lying

A police officer leaked the existence of an FBI investigation that enabled the target of a search warrant to move his stash. “His statement [to the FBI] denying that he had disclosed the investigation was capable of influencing the FBI’s decision. It is irrelevant that the FBI ignored his denial.” Conviction under § 1001 affirmed. United States v. French, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 512 (5th Cir. Jan. 9, 2018) (Treatise § 61.03 n.4).

Defendant’s probation search was conducted reasonably and at a reasonable time considering his curfew, so it will not be suppressed. United States v. Plemmons, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 214704 (W.D. N.C. Dec. 11, 2017).*

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