Cantu v. Moody

Texas Mexican Mafia member swept up in FBI sting is charged, acquitted of smuggling heroin into the U.S. He then sues a slew of federal and state law enforcement, alleging they framed him in an effort to improve their arrest and conviction rates against drug traffickers. None of the claims can go forward, says the Fifth Circuit. Dissent: The man’s Bivens claim that the feds fabricated evidence should proceed. Cops’ lies that lead to prosecution are exactly the kind of law enforcement overreach that people should be able to sue about.

Tags: 2019, Drug Trafficking, FBI, Fifth Circuit

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