Department of Justice

DOJ Reviewing Criminal Cases that Used FISA Surveillance

Will be notifying defendants


The Justice Department is conducting a comprehensive review of all criminal cases in which the government has used evidence that it gathered through its warrantless surveillance program and will be notifying defendants in some of those cases, according to Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.

"We have a review underway now,'" Holder said in an interview with The Washington Post. "We will be examining cases that are in a variety of stages, and we will be, where appropriate, providing defendants with information that they should have so they can make their own determinations about how they want to react to it."