UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION
September 14, 2010
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
The opinion of the court was delivered by: George W. Lindberg, United States District Judge
Judge George W. Lindberg
Upon the motion of the United States for an agreed protective order, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED AS FOLLOWS:
1. All materials produced by the government in preparation for or in conjunction with any stage of the proceedings in this case, including but not limited to grand jury transcripts, applications, affidavits, recordings, transcripts, agency reports, witness statements, memoranda of interview, electronic materials, and any documents and tangible objects provided by the government, excluding trial exhibits, remain the property of the United States. Upon conclusion of the trial in this case or upon the earlier resolution of charges against the defendant, all such materials and all copies made thereof shall be returned to the United States, unless otherwise ordered by the Court. All material returned shall be segregated and preserved by the United States in connection with further proceedings related to this case. All copies withheld by the defense by express order of this Court shall be preserved only so long as is necessary for further proceedings related to this case, after which they shall be returned to the United States or destroyed. The Court may require a certification as to the disposition of any such materials retained.
2. All materials provided by the United States may be utilized by defendant and his counsel solely in connection with the defense of this case and for no other purpose and in connection with no other proceeding. The materials and their contents shall not be disclosed either directly or indirectly to any person or entity other than defendant, defendant's counsel, persons employed or engaged by defense counsel to assist in the defense, or such other persons to whom the Court specifically authorizes disclosure. The materials and any of their contents shall not be disclosed either directly or indirectly to any person or entity outside of the United States, without the prior application to and authorization from the Court. Any notes or records of any kind that defense counsel may make relating to the contents of materials provided by the government shall not be disclosed to anyone other than the defendant, defense counsel, and persons employed or engaged by defense counsel to assist in the defense, or such other person as to whom the Court may authorize disclosure, and all such notes and records shall not be disclosed except as provided by this Order.
3. The materials shall not be copied or reproduced, except to provide copies of the material for use by each defense lawyer and the defendant and such persons as are employed by defense counsel to assist in the defense, and such copies and reproductions shall be treated in the same manner as the original matter.
4. The restrictions set forth in this Order do not apply to documents that are in the public record or domain. In addition, this Order does not apply to any materials that defendant obtains from any sources other than the government.
5. Violation of this Order may result in the imposition of civil and criminal sanctions.
Acknowledgment: Through counsel I have read the Order and agree to comply with its requirements.
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