US judge: Warrant against Phua ‘fatally flawed'

Kamles Kumar and Zakiah Koya

Modified 7 Mar 2015, 12:52 am

A US federal judge on Monday stated the evidence gathered by FBI from the Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, when charging Malaysian gambling kingpin Phua Wei Seng and his son Darren should be tossed out as the warrant was "fatally flawed".

However, the same judge, in a separate decision, said that the FBI were within their authority to carry out their ruse as technicians to enter the Phua's villa.

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