Criminal Procedure keyed to Saltzburg
United States v. Awadallah
Appellee Awadallah was connected to one of the 9/11 highjackers. He was taken in for question by the FBI. He gave signed consent to search his apartment and car, not knowing that he did not have to. When the agents asked for consent to search a second car, appellee refused to give it, and revoked consent for the first search. That search had already been completed. Evidence was found that suggested Awadallah had terrorist-sympathies. The FBI kept appellee for six hours. He was given a polygraph, believing he had no choice. Subsequent requests for a lawyer were refused. He was booked as a material witness. He was refused bail twice. He spent time in four prisons, mostly in solitary confinement. Twenty days after his arrest, he testified before a grand jury. Certain statements of his testimony were shown false, and he was charged with making false statements. He was finally released on bail, and then moved to dismiss the indictment.
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