FBI allegedly using Geek Squad in their fight against child porn

The FBI may have a secret weapon in their fight against child porn, the Geek Squad.

Court records claim that technicians at the Geek Squad's computer repair facility were paid by the FBI to find child pornography and they allege that Best Buy's management knew about it.

It started in California when a doctor was charged with possession of child porn.

He took his computer into a Best Buy to get fixed. It was sent out to the repair facility in Kentucky.

The FBI got a warrant for the doctor's hard drive after being tipped off by a Geek Squad supervisor.

That led them to search his house where they claim they found thousands of images of child porn.

Lawyers for the doctor claim that Geek Squad technicians acted as government agents, were paid by the FBI, regularly referred cases to the Feds and set up a program to search specifically for child porn.

The case raised privacy invasion concerns and search and seizure rights.

Best Buy and the U.S. Attorney's office in Los Angeles both deny they did anything wrong.

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