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Carpenter v. United States
Citation:138 S.Ct. 2206
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Pursuant to the Stored Communications Act, the FBI obtained wireless phone records which enabled the government to locate Carpenter at the time of several robberies across Michigan and Ohio. The FBI worked with wireless carriers to obtain the records of Carpenter and accomplices.
As testified by the FBI’s expert testimony, the wireless data used by the FBI enabled the agency to track Carpenter’s whereabouts by tracking his personal cell phone’s interaction with the surrounding wireless network. This was crucial to obtaining convictions against Carpenter.
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