United States v. Turk
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
526 F.2d 654 (5th Cir. 1976)
Police officers pulled over Kabbaby and seized two cassette tapes from the car. Kabbaby had recorded conversations between himself and Frederick Turk (defendant). As a result of the recordings, law enforcement was able to locate Turk. Turk was subpoenaed to appear before a grand jury. Based on his testimony before the grand jury, Turk was charged with perjury. At trial, he filed a motion to suppress the recordings on the grounds that the officers’ listening to the recordings constituted a violation of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act (Act). The trial court denied the motion to suppress and convicted Turk of perjury. He appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Goldberg, J.)
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