United States District Court, N.D. Illinois, Eastern Division
For Eric Rogers, also known as " E" , also known as Big E, also known as the G, Defendant: Geoffrey McDonnell Meyer, LEAD ATTORNEY, Federal Defender Program, Chicago, IL; Jack P. Rimland, Michael James Falconer, LEAD ATTORNEYS, Attorney at Law, Chicago, IL.
For Eric Curtis, also known as Little E, also known as Lil E, Defendant: Geoffrey McDonnell Meyer, LEAD ATTORNEY, Federal Defender Program, Chicago, IL.
For Daniel Wright, Defendant: Quinn Alexandra Michaelis, LEAD ATTORNEY, Quinn A. Michaelis, Chicago, IL.
For Andre Wadlington-Anthony, Defendant: Alan R. Brunell, Attorney at Law, Orland Park, IL.
For Tony Johnson, Defendant: Peter Gene Baroni, Leinenweber & Baroni, LLC, Chicago, IL.
For Lavell Hughes, Defendant: Eugene Charles O'Malley, LEAD ATTORNEY, Attorney at Law, Chicago, IL.
For USA, Plaintiff: Christopher Vincent Parente, LEAD ATTORNEY, U.S. Attorney's Office Northern District of Illinois, Chicago, IL; AUSA, United States Attorney's Office (NDIL), Chicago, IL; Pretrial Services.
Charles P. Kocoras, United States District Judge.
Defendants Eric Rogers (" Rogers" ) and Eric Curtis (" Curtis" ) (collectively " Defendants" ) seek to suppress electronic location evidence collected from Defendants' cell phones. For the reasons set forth below, Defendants' motion is denied.
For the purposes of providing context to the Defendants' motion to suppress we rely on the allegations contained in the criminal complaint and indictment filed against Defendants. The Defendants do not contest: (1) that the government had probable cause to believe that they were involved in numerous robberies committed with varying groups of individuals; and (2) the accuracy of the cell phone numbers used at the time of the robberies.
In early January 2013, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (" FBI" ) began investigating a series of armed robberies of cellular telephone stores in Illinois and Indiana. On February 5, 2013, three men were arrested after robbing an AT& T cellular store in LaPorte, Indiana (" LaPorte Robbery" ). Those three men were identified as Daniel ...