D.Idaho: Failure to tell USMJ that a trash pull came up empty wasn’t material when there was more that did show PC; wouldn’t have changed outcome

Omission to tell the USMJ that a trash search of defendant’s house came up empty didn’t undermine the other probable cause, wouldn’t have changed the outcome, and wasn’t a Franks issue. The same here about defendant’s alleged travels: Omissions don’t undermine the probable cause. United States v. Thompson, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 190259 (D. Idaho Oct. 29, 2019).

Defendant is charged with “(1) conspiracy to provide material support for acts of terrorism, (2) provision and attempted provision of material support for acts of terrorism, (3) hostage-taking conspiracy, (4) hostage taking, (5) threatening a U.S. national with a weapon of mass destruction, (6) unlawful use of firearms, and (7) firearms conspiracy.” There was probable cause to believe that his email accounts would have pertinent evidence to the investigation, and the motion to suppress them is denied. United States v. Hassan, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 190182 (E.D. N.Y. Nov. 1, 2019).*

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