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Baltimore robbers challenge investigators' use of cellphone data
Baltimore robbers challenge investigators' use of cellphone data

Prosecutors had no eyewitness tying Eric Jordan to a pair of armed robberies at Baltimore fast-food restaurants. But they didn't need one to win a conviction — radio waves darting from his cellphone had silently betrayed him. A few paragraphs tapped out from a prosecutor's office and the flick of a judge's pen were all investigators needed to get the phone records. That turned Jordan's Sanyo phone into a weapon against him, calling into question his assertion that he hadn't acted as a getaway driver for Aaron Graham. "He was untruthful when he denied being with Mr. Graham earlier in the day," a federal prosecutor said at their trial, summing up what...

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