Category: Electronic Disclosure
16 August, 2012
The increase in available electronic data has been hugely beneficial to a number of court cases and has been vital to prosecutions.
However, the sheer amount of electronic evidence available can be a challenge for both legal departments and police forces, as they have to work through it all to get the information they need.
This has lead one federal authority in the US to drop charges against a fugitive doctor because there is just too much evidence to plough through.
Armando Angulo was indicted in 2007 for a multimillion dollar scheme that involved selling prescription drugs to patients without examination or interview by a doctor.
The doctor fled to his native Panama after coming under investigation, with the country refusing to extradite its own citizen, so the authorities claim holding on to the evidence built up in the nine year case is too costly.
"Continued storage of these materials is difficult and expensive," wrote Stephanie Rose, the US attorney for northern Iowa, adding that it is "an economic and practical hardship" for the Drug Enforcement Administration.
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