Judge Orders Feds to Provide NSA Phone Records for Robbery Case

Defendant wants to use information to prove innocence


FORT LAUDERDALE—Citing the NSA telephone dragnet, a federal judge ordered the United States government to deliver telephone records demanded by a man on trial for an armored car robbery in which a Brink's employee was killed.

Terrance Brown is charged with the attempted robbery of armored cars, which culminated in the murder of a Brink's armored truck messenger on Oct. 1, 2010. Though Brown did not kill the Brink's employee, the government claims he was the mastermind behind the robberies.

The actual triggerman, Nathaniel Moss, pleaded guilty to several charges and is serving a life sentence. Brown and five others have pleaded not guilty, according to The Associated Press.