D.P.R.: Factual assertion in SW affidavit based on inference was reasonable and not false

Defendant’s Franks challenge fails. The officer’s assertion of fact was a reasonable inference based on what he saw and wasn’t false. United States v. Cruz-Arroyo, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 47172 (D. P.R. Mar. 19, 2019).*

Defendant’s Franks challenge fails for not “identify[ing] for the Court any omitted facts that were known by Officer Riley at the time he applied for the search warrant yet were not included in the search warrant affidavit.” United States v. Turner, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 46533 (E.D. Mich. Mar. 21, 2019).*

“Here, probable cause supported the searches at issue regardless of whether the Affiant falsely stated that the legal opinions at issue created an ‘illegal tax scheme.’ Lebowitz, 676 F.3d at 1010. The detailed 32-page affidavit in support of the warrant provided sufficient evidence for the issuing magistrate to conclude that Appellants may have devised the BPP scheme precisely to effect the submission of materially false tax returns.” United States v. Donaldson, 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 8684 (11th Cir. Mar. 22, 2019).*

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