Patriot Act Stretched to Investigate LOL's in Nevada

Tuesday, November 04, 2003
Copyright © Las Vegas Review-Journal
CORRUPTION INVESTIGATION: LV FBI used anti-terrorism law
Defense attorney, ACLU say inquiry outside the purview of USA Patriot Act

The FBI used the USA Patriot Act to obtain financial information about key
figures in its ongoing political corruption probe centered on strip club magnate
Michael Galardi, federal authorities confirmed Monday.
Investigators "used a section of the Patriot Act to get subpoenas for
financial documents," said Special Agent Jim Stern, a spokesman for the Las Vegas
field office of the FBI. "It was used appropriately by the FBI and was clearly
within the legal parameters of the statute." ....

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