Aug 262010
 August 26, 2010  Posted by  Breaches, Govt

Lee Davidson reports:

Several civil rights groups are asking Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff not to use a now-infamous list of 1,300 alleged illegal immigrants to pursue criminal charges against them.

More than 100 groups made a similar request last month to federal immigration officials. Now, many of them are asking the same of Shurtleff after media reports that he might use “the list” to help prove that some people on it were fraudulently using Social Security numbers.

“Using information that was obtained in an illegal fashion to prosecute victims of an egregious privacy breach flies in the face of long-standing criminal practice of excluding inappropriately obtained evidence,” the letter said.

Read more in the Deseret News.

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