IL: 8 month delay in getting SW for seized computers was unreasonable

The state’s eight month delay in seeking a search warrant for defendant’s computers seized under a warrant was unjustified and unreasonable. The state’s reasoning was it didn’t “want to step on the toes of the IRS” and it took the IRS that long to decline. People v. McGregory, 2019 IL App (1st) 173101, 2019 Ill. App. LEXIS 472 (June 25, 2019).

“The Court is satisfied that the search warrant is supported by probable cause. The affidavit contains information that establishes a nexus among the criminal behavior under investigation, the evidence to be seized, and the places to be searched. The supporting affidavit is not ‘glaringly deficient’ such as ‘mak[ing] no attempt to identify with any specificity the source of information, the basis of knowledge, age of knowledge, or any other information that would bear on’ the veracity of the affiant’s information that reviewing courts consider in the context of probable cause determinations.” United States v. Hill, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 108610 (D. Minn. May 22, 2019).*

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