Judge Rules Some eTreppid Case Data to Remain Classified

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

A federal judge has ruled that some sections in documents supporting the search warrant for a former eTreppid software developer contain classified material that must be blacked out before the files are released to the public.

Judge Philip Pro also ordered the court clerk to send all of the files to Dennis Montgomery, the subject of the search, and eTreppid, which claims Montgomery stole special codes for the software.

Montgomery has accused Governor Gibbons of improperly helping eTreppid secure millions in defense contracts when he was in Congress.

Officials with the Department of Defense went through the search warrant files last week and Pro says he agrees that allegations by the department's attorneys of the military and state secrets privilege are valid in a limited number of items contained in the search warrant case file.

Pro ordered the Defense Department to redact the sensitive material by Friday.

Both sides have until April 20th to review the material and file any objections to releasing the documents.

Once complete, the search case files will be unsealed and made available to the public.


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