Benjamin Wey Might Not Have To Add "Fraud" To "Sexual Harassment" His List Of Convictions

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Listen, not every guy who has been ordered to pay their former assistant $5.6 million after waging a campaign of extreme sexual harassment against her that included “a relentless campaign to have sex with her,” having sex with her for "approximately 120 seconds," firing her, writing on a website he owns “that she’s a prostitute, that she hangs out with cocaine dealers, that she’s a terrible person,” emailing her father father to say he’d found a man (her actual boyfriend) in her bed, and then maybe having to pay her $2.4 million more for her harassing after that agreement, while also defending himself against charges of securities fraud and money laundering, should be subject to a violating search of his home and office.

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Benjamin Wey and U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan know what we're talking about.

Wall Street financier Benjamin Wey persuaded a federal judge to suppress all evidence seized in U.S. government searches of his home and offices, in a setback for prosecutors who charged him with fraud over Chinese "reverse mergers."
U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan said "blanket suppression" was necessary because "sweeping" January 2012 searches of Wey's Manhattan apartment and the offices of his consulting firm, New York Global Group, violated his Fourth Amendment constitutional right against illegal searches and seizures.

Yeah Feds, you need to calm that shit down! Can't a guy live professionally and personally with no regard for accepted norms and not end up having his whole life turned upside down like the way he does to other people?

In a 92-page decision on Tuesday night, the Manhattan judge said prosecutors failed to show they needed broad warrants because they had probable cause to believe Wey's entire business was a scam.

We don't want to call into question the abilities of the prosecutors, but...really? You couldn't nail this one down?

A spokeswoman for Acting U.S. Attorney Joon Kim in Manhattan declined to comment.
Wey's lawyer David Siegal said "it's hard to imagine what other evidence won't be tainted" in the case, given how the searches were conducted early in the probe.
"We're preparing for trial, and the government has some hard decisions to make," he said. A trial is scheduled for Oct. 2.

It's hard to imagine how anything here isn't tainted, bro.

Judge scraps U.S. evidence against Wall Street financier Wey [Reuters]

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