Ex-Louisiana private investigator's federal trial delayed in Trump tax return hacking case

Tuesday, 05 December 2017, 06:10:04 AM. The federal trial of a former Louisiana private investigator accused of trying to illegally get his hands on Donald Trump's unreleased tax returns before last year's U.S. presidential election has

The federal trial of a former Louisiana private investigator accused of trying to illegally get his hands on Donald Trump's unreleased tax returns before last year's U.S. presidential election has been delayed one week.

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Jordan Hamlett, 32, of Lafayette, was scheduled to stand trial Monday in U.S. District Court in Baton Rouge on a charge of misrepresenting his Social Security number.

But acting U.S. Attorney Corey Amundson said a last minute issue unrelated to the substance of the case or the parties has bumped the start of the trial to next Monday.

Hamlett faces up to five years in federal prison if found guilty.

Hamlett allegedly attempted to obtain Trump's tax returns in September 2016 through a U.S. Department of Education online student financial aid tool.

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Hamlett's attorney, Michael Fiser, has argued that Hamlett was merely trying to test a government website for security flaws.

Senior U.S. District Judge James Brady ruled last month that Hamlett cannot make such an argument to the jury. Hamlett, the judge said, may be allowed to testify that he had no intent to deceive.

Ex-Louisiana private investigator can't use 'white hat' defense in Trump tax return hacking case, fed judge says

Ex-Louisiana private investigator can't use 'white hat' defense in Trump tax return hacking case, fed judge says

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