EXCLUSIVE: Judge Orders Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods Lawyers To Destroy Evidence
(AllHipHop News) A judge overseeing the high-profile trial of Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods member has agreed to destroy key documents which could expose informants.
Judge Paul A. Engelmayer signed off on a protective order filed by the lead prosecutor, Geoffrey S. Berman, requesting all "3500" material be destroyed when the trial ends.
"Each defendant is precluded from taking any 3500 material (or any copies) of any cooperating witness or non-law enforcement witness with him into any jail facility, or possessing any 3500 material of any cooperating witness within any jail facility, either before, during or after trial; except that each defendant may review 3500 material of the cooperating and non-law enforcement witnesses when in the presence of defense counsel.
According to a high-placed legal source, the request is fairly standard, but this particular case is receiving extra scrutiny over the numerous leaks that have sprung from the court.
The order to destroy evidence is meant to keep key evidence and the names of confidential informants from gettings into the hands of prisoners.
Both lawyers for Aljermiah "Nuke" Mack and Anthony "Harv" Ellison have agreed to the order.