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Is Your New Facebook Friend a Cop or An Insurance Investigator?

Posted by: Admin on February 11, 2015

A United States Federal District Court judge has ruled that photos and other information obtained by police using an undercover Instagram account could be admitted into evidence in court despite the fact that this information was obtained without the authority of a search warrant. In that case, the judge ruled that the prosecution could admit into evidence photographs of property that was allegedly stolen and then photos of that property was subsequently posted on the defendant's Instagram account, thereby linking him to the theft.

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