Magistrate to investigate witness tampering claims in Utah man’s Oklahoma City bombing records case

Posted on AllSides May 1st, 2015

U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups has appointed a federal magistrate to investigate allegations that the FBI engaged in witness tampering during a trial on a Utah attorney's lawsuit seeking records on the Oklahoma City bombing.

Under an order issued Thursday, Magistrate Judge Dustin Pead will look into whether a witness for attorney Jesse Trentadue was coerced into backing out of testifying at the trial last summer and whether the FBI complied with an order by Waddoups to investigate the tampering claim. Pead will gather records and attend the depositions of...

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