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Criminal Procedure Keyed to Allen
United States v. White
The Respondent, James A. White, was tried and convicted on two charges involving narcotics. At trial, two government agents testified as to conversations the Respondent had with Harvey Jackson, a government informant. The agents overheard these conversations by monitoring a radio transmitter that was carried by Jackson and concealed on his body. Four conversations took place in Jackson’s home where they were overheard by an agent concealed in Jackson’s kitchen closet with his consent and another agent monitoring outside with a radio receiver. Four other conversations also took place. One in Respondent’s home, one in a restaurant, and two in Jackson’s car. These were overheard by the use of radio equipment. Jackson was unavailable at trial as a witness.
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