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United States v. Aguilar
Citation:515 U.S. 593 (1995)
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Judge Aguilar (defendant-respondent) learned that Abraham Chalupowitz’s, known as “Chapman,” name appeared on a wiretap authorization. Chapman was not only related to Judge Aguilar, but was also assisting a colleague who had recently been convicted of embezzlement and was being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for racketeering. Judge Aguilar informed Chapman of the wiretap. In an interview with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Judge Aguilar lied about his knowledge of the wiretap. He was charged and convicted for obstruction of justice.
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