US agent sued over fake Facebook page in drug case

  1. Stacie L profile image90
    Stacie Lposted 2 years ago

    ALICIA A. CALDWELL, Associated Press
    Sondra Arquiett, who was arrested on drug charges 2010 for her role in a suspected drug distribution network, is suing the agent in federal court in the Northern District, in upstate New York. The case is scheduled go to trial in Albany, New York.

    In her complaint filed last year, Arquiett said DEA Agent Timothy Sinnigen used photographs from her phone, which authorities confiscated after her arrest. The Facebook account was set up as a way to contact other people in the investigation. … ar-BB83itB
    Sondra had sued and was afraid for her safety from retaliation of others in her network. I think she has a case...

    1. wilderness profile image97
      wildernessposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Hard to understand why legally taken photos on a confiscated phone suddenly lose their copyright protection.  Do felons in jail have no protection if they write a book (or take photos)?  Apparently, she was not even convicted of a crime, but lost her rights to her photos.  I think she has a case, but coming up with a damages value might be more than she can prove.

      1. Stacie L profile image90
        Stacie Lposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Her biggest concern was using her photos to set up a phoney facebook page without her permission. They were using her a bait..