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Former Water Polo Coach Argues Feds Hid Evidence


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Former University of Southern California (USC) water polo coach and Larson LLP client Jovan Vavic filed a motion arguing that the federal prosecutors in the “Varsity Blues” college admissions case hid evidence related to wiretapping and asking that the case be dismissed, Law360 reported.

In the motion filed on Oct. 18, Mr. Vavic “claimed that the government only recently revealed communications between investigators and AT&T Inc. that show that the court-ordered wiretap on the phone of scheme ringleader William “Rick” Singer had lapsed by the time the phone company received Singer’s consent to let the government tune in while he cooperated,” Law360 explained. Due to the timing of when Mr. Singer’s consent for recording had expired, some of the calls between Mr. Singer and Mr. Vavic that were recorded may have followed the expiration date.

Law360 noted that in his request to U.S. District Judge Indira Talwani to dismiss the case, Mr. Vavic called it “the second significant prosecutorial violation since the case began . . . At the very least, he argued that the gap dooms prosecutors’ ability to use the evidence during his trial.” 

Mr. Vavic’s trial was recently severed from his co-defendant and the new date has yet to be set. Partners Stephen G. LarsonKoren L. Bell, and Paul A. Rigali are representing Mr. Vavic.

Read the full article by Chris Villani of Law360 covering the motion here.

 
 

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