United States District Court, E.D. California
February 27, 2014
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff,
ZHIQIANG LIU, SHIHONG CHEN, QUIHONG LI, AND JUN MOU PENG, Defendants.
BENJAMIN B. WAGNER, United States Attorney, OLUSERE OLOWOYEYE, Assistant United States Attorney, Sacramento, CA, Attorneys for Plaintiff, United States of America.
PETITION AND [PROPOSED ORDER TO UNSEAL AFFIDAVIT
ALLISON CLAIRE, Magistrate Judge.
TO THE HONORABLE ALLISON CLAIRE, UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE:
COMES NOW Olusere Olowoyeye, Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of California, to petition this Court and respectfully represent:
1. On January 29, 2013, the Honorable Edmund F. Brennan, issued orders sealing the Government's application for search warrants and underlying affidavit in Case Numbers: 2:12-sw-0053 EFB, 2:12-sw-0054 EFB, 2:12-sw-0055, 2:12-sw-0056 EFB, 2:12-sw-0057 EFB, 2:12-sw-0058 EFB, and 2:12-sw-0059 EFB until further order of the Court.
2. As of today, February 27, 2014, the defendants have been arrested and are facing federal charges. The defendants request an opportunity to review the warrants and underlying affidavit as they prepare motions to suppress evidence.
It is now necessary to unseal the Government's affidavit supporting the applications for search warrants so the defendants may prepare motions to suppress evidence.
Upon review of the affidavit supporting the applications for search warrants, the attorney of the Government observed that personal information, including dates of birth and driver license numbers, for several of the defendants were included in the affidavit.
THEREFORE, your petitioner prays that the government may file a redacted copy of the underlying affidavit.
IT IS SO FOUND AND ORDERED
ATTACHMENT "B" (Items to be seized)