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Overzealous investigators went too far in pursuit of Brooklyn landlord, appellate court rules

A Brooklyn landlord who served 20 days in jail after pleading guilty to mortgage fraud has successfully had his conviction overturned. Daniel Melamed won his case by convincing a panel of New York state appellate judges that the warrant the state’s attorney general used to search Melamed’s office in 2015 was so broad that it violated the United States Constitution’s Fourth Amendment protection against illegal search and seizure. “Most notably, other than a date restriction

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