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Border Wall Fraud Suspect Wants Prosecutor Out Of 2nd Trial

By Ivan Moreno (August 23, 2022, 5:47 PM EDT) — A Colorado man accused of looting a $25 million fund to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico wants a Manhattan federal prosecutor booted from his retrial, saying the government engaged in “devious manipulation” of evidence during the first trial that ended with a deadlocked jury in June.

In a court filing Monday, Timothy Shea says the government and defense agreed before the first trial to admit into evidence a text message exchange among Shea’s alleged co-conspirators that his lawyers argue was exculpatory. Prosecutors instead used a different text exchange under the same exhibit name, thus preventing the defense from…