United States v. Simpson, No. 12-10574, 2014 WL 148654 (5th Cir. Jan. 15, 2014)

Key Insight: Appellate court upheld conviction for obstruction of justice based on deletion of email, where defendant admitted deleting email in response to being told about the execution of search warrants at a co-conspirator’s home and office, and there was evidence that defendant did more than simply delete emails but had also tampered with the drive from which the emails had been deleted

Nature of Case: Criminal case involving wire and mail fraud conspiracy and obstruction of justice convictions

Electronic Data Involved: Deleted email

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