N.D.Ga.: Use of cell phone cash app to facilitate PPP fraud justified SW for phone

Use of a cell phone cash app to facilitate spending PPP loan fraud justified warrant for phone. United States v. Foster, 2024 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 11369 (N.D. Ga. Jan. 22, 2024). Codefendant’s case: United States v. Baptiste, 2024 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 11371 (N.D. Ga. Jan. 22, 2024) (probable cause shown for multiple bank accounts because of the pattern of fraudulent activity making it likely that evidence would be found there, too).

In a long opinion in a child mistreatment case in Indian territory, the USMJ concludes defendant consented to the police entry into his house to check on the children. It was done inside, they were not overbearing, defendant had some experience with the criminal justice system. There was also a cell phone warrant to look for text messages that would show whether medical care was sought for the children. United States v. Fineday, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 233568 (D. Minn. Dec. 19, 2023),* adopted, 2024 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 9757 (D.Minn. Jan. 19, 2024).*

Officers shot at plaintiff without warning when he was sitting in a car posing no threat to anyone. Then, armed, he attempted to run away. Qualified immunity properly denied. Lewis v. Inocencio, 2024 U.S. App. LEXIS 1416 (5th Cir. Jan. 22, 2024).*

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