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United States v. Gajo
Citation:290 F.3d 922 (7th Cir. 2002)
Gajo owned an ethnic food store, which burned to the ground. He filed an insurance claim on the building. It was later discovered Gajo had a relationship with Smith and Baumgart. Smith disclosed with investigators he had been approached by Gajo and Baumgart to set fire to the building for $4,000.
Ten months after the fire, federal investigators told Smith to discuss the fire with Baumgart and Gajo. Federal investigators obtained a taped conversation between Baumgart & Smith, which was used during Gajo’s trial.
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