Aug 222011
 
 August 22, 2011  Breaches, Court, Surveillance, U.S.

Sam Hemingway reports:

John A. Kacur is frustrated.

Last summer, the 84-year-old resident of Lyon Mountain, N.Y., discovered that someone in Burlington had obtained his Social Security number and other personal information and was applying for credit cards under his name.

Burlington police investigated the case, and Detective Michael Warren acknowledged last week that he long ago gathered enough evidence to bring charges against the alleged culprit.

“Charges will be filed,” Warren said.

That hasn’t happened, and it’s possible the case will remain in limbo for months to come.

The reason for the delay?

Burlington police and the state of Vermont are in a legal showdown with the state Defender General’s Office and the American Civil Liberties Union regarding the search warrant that Warren used to seize a computer during the investigation.

Read more on Burlington Free Press.

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