One innocently driving a stolen vehicle generally doesn’t have standing in it. If, however, he innocently buys a stolen vehicle and then he’s stopped in it, it’s his burden to show that he was an innocent purchaser to acquire standing. Here, he failed. The court relies on United States v. Cates, 641 F. Supp. 2d 613, 615 (N.D. Tex. 2009), which is similar. United States v. Austin, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 104556 (D. S.C. June 22, 2018).
Defendant’s motion for return of his cell phone is granted because the government doesn’t need it as evidence any more. United States v. Spraggins, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 103815 (E.D. Mich. June 21, 2018).*