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Crim. LR 5 – Copy of the Sealed Complaint, Indictment, or Information

In a case where the complaint, indictment, or information has been filed under seal, and notwithstanding Fed. R. Crim. P. 6(e)(4), the attorney for the government may provide a copy of the sealed complaint, indictment, or information to the defendant’s attorney prior to the initial appearance under Fed. R. Crim. P. 5, without the Court’s unsealing of the complaint, indictment, or information.

Unless and until the Court unseals the complaint, indictment, or information, the defendant’s attorney must not disclose the contents of the sealed complaint, indictment, or information to any person other than the defendant and attorneys, experts, investigators, or consultants hired by or assisting the defense. The defendant must not disclose the contents of the complaint, indictment, or information to any person other than his or her attorney, spouse, registered domestic partner, or parent(s).


Amendment History to LR 3004
March 1, 2016
LR 3004 New Rule.
August 1, 2019
Crim. LR 5 Renumbered from LR 3004 to Crim. LR 5 to correspond with the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure.