By Tor Ekeland

United States v. Keith Gartenlaub 16-50339 (9th Cir.)

The opening appellate brief in United States v. Keith Gartenlaub was just filed. In 2014, the FBI investigated Mr. Keith Gartenlaub, a Boeing IT manager, for allegedly passing top secret plans for the Boeing C-17 military cargo plane to China. Conducting a secret search using a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant, the FBI found no evidence of espionage. The FISA searches, however, allegedly turned up evidence of child pornography on his computer, even though the evidence at trial failed to demonstrate that it was ever viewed or opened. In December of 2015 Mr. Gartenlaub was convicted of one count of receipt of child porn and one count of possession of child porn. The judge, however, dismissed the receipt of child porn count and its mandatory minimum sentence of 5 years based on a post-trial Rule 29 motion, and downwardly departed from the sentencing guidelines range. The Firm, alongside John D. Cline, represents Mr. Gartenlaub on appeal. Donations to his legal defense can be made here: https://secure.lawpay.com/pages/torekeland/general-ldf

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The Opening Brief: U.S. v. Keith Gartenlaub Opening Appellate Brief (9th Circuit)

Additional documents:

Criminal Complaint U.S. v. Gartenlaub (C.D. Ca.)Cooper Affidavit 201-08-27 U.S. v. Keith Gartenlaub (9th Cir.)

Gov Opp to Bail Pending Appeal 2016-11-07 U.S. v. Keith Gartenlaub (9th Cir.)

Reply in Support of Appellant’s Mot for Bail Pending Appeal 2016-11-13 U.S. v. Keith Gartenlaub (9th Cir.)

Order Denying Bail on Appeal