GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - A federal judge in Denver has sealed an entire civil case involving an FBI raid at Grand Junction Regional Airport offices.
The Daily Sentinel reports (https://bit.ly/1HBGHoF ) that an airport employee whose truck was seized during the raid last year asked for the case to be made public, but U.S. District Judge Christine Arguello rejected the request.
She also denied a similar motion from The Daily Sentinel.
The ruling upheld a decision by a magistrate judge in Grand Junction who said the federal government has an overriding interest in secrecy in the case.
The judges argued that applications for search warrants must be kept secret to prevent tipping off suspects. Arguello also said the government’s ongoing interest in ensuring that information in the case remains secret is strong enough to defeat the employee’s rights.
Information from: The Daily Sentinel, https://www.gjsentinel.com
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