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AO 106A (08/18) Application for a Warrant by Telephone or Other Reliable Electronic Means

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT Jan 13, 2021


for the
s/ DarylOlszewski
Eastern District
__________ of Wisconsin
District of __________

In the Matter of the Search of )


(Briefly describe the property to be searched )
or identify the person by name and address) ) Case No.  0- 
Three Electronic Devices Associated With )
)
Steven Brandenburg )

APPLICATION FOR A WARRANT BY TELEPHONE OR OTHER RELIABLE ELECTRONIC MEANS


I, a federal law enforcement officer or an attorney for the government, request a search warrant and state under
penalty of perjury that I have reason to believe that on the following person or property (identify the person or describe the
property to be searched and give its location):
See Attachment A

located in the District of , there is now concealed (identify the


person or describe the property to be seized):
See Attachment B

The basis for the search under Fed. R. Crim. P. 41(c) is (check one or more):
✔ evidence of a crime;
u
u contraband, fruits of crime, or other items illegally possessed;
u property designed for use, intended for use, or used in committing a crime;
u a person to be arrested or a person who is unlawfully restrained.
The search is related to a violation of:
Code Section Offense Description
Title 18, U.S.C., Section 1365 tampering

The application is based on these facts:


See the attached affidavit.

✔ Continued on the attached sheet.


u
u Delayed notice of days (give exact ending date if more than 30 days: ) is requested under
18 U.S.C. § 3103a, the basis of which is set forth on the attached sheet.

Applicant’s signature

FBI SA Lindsay Schloemer


Printed name and title

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Document 1
AFFIDAVIT

I, Lindsay J. Schloemer, being duly sworn, state as follows:

1. I am a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”),

where I have been employed since November 2014. I am currently assigned to the

Milwaukee Division, White Collar Crime Squad. My current duties include the

investigation of complex fraud matters, to include corporate fraud, bank fraud, money

laundering, public corruption, and healthcare fraud. I am also a Certified Public

Accountant (“CPA”) and worked as a CPA for seven years prior to my employment

with the FBI. I am empowered to investigate violations of federal law, including

violations of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1365.

2. This affidavit is made in support of an application for a warrant to

search and examine the following electronic devices, which are currently stored in

law enforcement’s possession at the Grafton Police Department, located at 1981

Washington St., Grafton, Wisconsin, (hereinafter, collectively the “Subject Devices”):

a. Red iPhone, serial number FFWCV6M5PLJP, telephone number


262-483-1388, IMEI number 356466104270163 (hereinafter, “Subject
Device 1”);

b. Silver HP Laptop 17-X010DS, Serial Number 8CG6202WYN


(hereinafter, “Subject Device 2”); and

c. Orange 1GB Dane-Elec thumb drive (hereinafter, “Subject Device


3”).

3. As set forth below, there is probable cause to believe that within the

Subject Devices, described in Attachment A, there exists evidence of violations of Title

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18, United States Code, Section 1365 (tampering with consumer products), as

described in Attachment B.

4. The statements in this affidavit are based on my personal knowledge,

and on information I have received from other law enforcement personnel and from

persons with knowledge regarding relevant facts. Because this affidavit is being

submitted for the limited purpose of securing a search warrant, I have not included

each and every fact known to me concerning this investigation. I have set forth facts

that I believe are sufficient to establish probable cause to believe that evidence of

violations of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1365 (tampering with consumer

products) are located in the Subject Devices.

I. BACKGROUND

A. Tampering With Consumer Products

5. The federal law which prohibits tampering with consumer products,

Title 18, United States Code, Section 1365(a)(1), provides that: “Whoever, with

reckless disregard for the risk that another person will be placed in danger of death

or bodily injury and under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to such

risk, tampers with any consumer product that affects interstate or foreign commerce,

or the labeling of, or container for, any such product, or attempts to do so, shall -- in

the case of an attempt, be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten

years, or both[.]”

B. Description of COVID-19

6. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by

the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, that appeared in late 2019. It is predominantly

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a respiratory illness that can affect other organs. People with COVID-19 have

reported a wide range of symptoms, ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness.

Symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure to the virus. Symptoms may

include: fever or chills; cough; shortness of breath; fatigue; muscle and body aches;

headache; new loss of taste or smell; sore throat; congestion or runny nose; nausea or

vomiting; and diarrhea.

C. Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine

7. Based on information I have received from other investigators and the

drug company Moderna, I know that the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine is a biological

product that is injected into the muscle for active immunization to prevent COVID-

19 in individuals 18 years of age and older. The Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine was

initially approved by the FDA under Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) as a

biologic product on December 18, 2020.

8. The Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine “Fact Sheet For Healthcare Providers

Administering Vaccine” (available at https://www.fda.gov/media/144637/download)

provides as follows: “As Displayed on the Vial Labels and Cartons: The Moderna

COVID-19 Vaccine multiple-dose vials are stored frozen between -25º to -15ºC (-13º to

5ºF). Store in the original carton to protect from light. Additional Storage

Information Not Displayed on the Vial Labels and Cartons: Do not store on dry ice or

below -40ºC (-40ºF). Vials can be stored refrigerated between 2° to 8°C (36° to 46°F)

for up to 30 days prior to first use. Unpunctured vials may be stored between 8° to

25°C (46° to 77°F) for up to 12 hours. Do not refreeze once thawed. Storage After First

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Puncture of the Vaccine Vial: After the first dose has been withdrawn, the vial should

be held between 2° to 25°C (36° to 77°F). Discard vial after 6 hours. Do not refreeze.”

II. FACTS SUPPORTING PROBABLE CAUSE

9. The FBI, the United States Food and Drug Administration, Office of

Criminal Investigation (“FDA-OCI”), and local law enforcement authorities have

been investigating Steven R. BRANDENBURG and his involvement in the tampering

of consumer products (a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1365).

BRANDENBURG is suspected of tampering with the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine by

taking efforts to make the vaccine inert prior to being used to vaccinate at least fifty-

seven (57) victims / patients.

10. In summary, and as described in further detail below, there is probable

cause to believe that BRANDENBURG tampered with the Moderna COVID-19

Vaccine, while employed as a pharmacist at Advocate Aurora Health Systems

hospital pharmacy located in Grafton, Wisconsin (hereinafter “AAHS”). The vaccine

that BRANDENBURG tampered with was then administered to at least fifty-seven

(57) victims / patients. As set forth below, there is probable cause to believe that in

the Subject Devices, there exists evidence probative of this violation of Title 18,

United States Code, Section 1365.

A. Background information for Steven R. Brandenburg

11. According to the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional

Services (“WDSP”), BRANDENBURG is a pharmacist licensed in Wisconsin. Per

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WDSP, BRANDENBURG was granted a pharmacist license on August 22, 1997 and

is licensed through May 31, 2022.

12. According to AAHS, BRANDENBURG was employed as a third shift

(11:00 p.m. - 7 a.m.) hospital pharmacist at the AAHS facility located at 975 Port

Washington Rd, Grafton, Wisconsin. BRANDENBURG has since resigned from

AAHS.

13. According to Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicle records,

BRANDENBURG resides at 1644 Highland Drive, Grafton, Wisconsin, hereinafter

the “BRANDENBURG Residence.”

B. Background information for Sarah Sticker

14. According to AAHS, Sticker is employed as a third shift (11:00 p.m. -7

a.m.) hospital pharmacy technician at the AAHS facility located at 975 Port

Washington Rd, Grafton, Wisconsin.

C. Interviews of Sarah Sticker

Interviews by AAHS Investigators

15. On December 29, 2020, Sarah Sticker (“Sticker”) was interviewed by an

AAHS Public Safety and Security Investigator and other AAHS public safety

employees regarding concerns involving BRANDENBURG and the Moderna COVID-

19 Vaccine.

16. Sticker said that she reported to her supervisor that on December 26,

2020, at approximately 3:00 a.m., Sticker found a box of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine

left out of the pharmacy refrigerator. Sticker found the box of vaccine on the left side

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of the door leading to the refrigerated area. Sticker believed that the box of vaccine

was moved to this area, from the refrigerator, sometime after the morning shift had

left for the day around 20:30 to 23:00 on December 25, 2020. Sticker came to that

conclusion because she believed that first shift employees would have seen the box of

vaccine if it was outside of the refrigerator before that time frame. The only other

employee at the pharmacy during third shift with Sticker was BRANDENBURG.

17. Sticker immediately suspected BRANDENBURG of removing the

vaccine from the refrigerator because of his vocal convictions against the vaccine.

BRANDENBURG has explained to Sticker that he does not believe the coronavirus

is real, and he thinks the vaccine is going to harm people. BRANDENBURG thinks

that the vaccine is “microchipped” and will turn off people’s birth control and make

others infertile. Sticker said that BRANDENBURG has been voicing his theories for

months at work to anyone that would listen.

18. Sticker previously saw BRANDENBURG researching the vaccine on his

work computer, specifically looking to see if there was a “cooling tracker” (i.e., a

means to determine whether the vaccine was at the required temperature) on the

boxes.

19. Sticker advised AAHS Public Safety and Security Investigators that

BRANDENBURG had made Sticker uncomfortable regarding her decision to report

him for leaving the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine out of refrigeration. During Sticker’s

next shift with BRANDENBURG on the night of December 26, 2020,

BRANDENBURG sat outside the only entrance/exit to the cubicle Sticker was

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working at so he could “talk.” Sticker stated that BRANDENBURG made her feel

very uncomfortable and was trying to “guilt trip” her by making statements such as:

“If I lose this job, I lose my kids.” Sticker stated that she felt very uncomfortable

through the entire altercation. These statements made Sticker afraid

BRANDENBURG may become “desperate” or “unhinged.”

20. Sticker also stated that on a previous occasion BRANDENBURG

showed her a gun at work, which he kept in his bag. BRANDENBURG stated it was

a “.45” and kept it in case the military came to take him away.

Interviews by Law Enforcement Officers

21. On January 1, 2021, Sticker was interviewed by Grafton Police

Department regarding the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine and BRANDENBURG. The

interview was video recorded by the Grafton Police Department.

22. Sticker advised that she found the box of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine

outside of the refrigerator on the morning of December 26, 2020 and reported it to

her supervisor, Christine Lodl, later that same morning. Sticker stated she sent a

text to Lodl and requested a telephone call.

23. Sticker reported she believed BRANDENBURG carried a concealed

handgun on his person at work because the clothes he was wearing “bulged out.”

24. On January 6, 2021, Sticker was interviewed by the FBI, FDA-OCI, and

other law enforcement authorities. Sticker advised BRANDENBURG was very

engaged in conspiracy theories. Some of the conspiracy theories BRANDENBURG

told Sticker about included: the earth is flat; the sky is not real, rather it is a shield

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put up by the Government to prevent individuals from seeing God; and Judgment

Day is coming. Sticker advised BRANDENBURG communicated his conspiracy

theories to Sticker via text message.

25. During the interview, Sticker provided consent to law enforcement

authorities to search her cellular telephone. The following text messages, observed

by law enforcement on Sticker’s cellular telephone and sent on December 26, 2020,

appeared to come from Subject Device 1 to Sticker:

12:33:07 PM (UTC-6): Um... can you call me?

12:34:17 PM (UTC-6): Because Lodl just called me.

12:55:20 PM (UTC-6): Because either a mistake happened that won’t again or

the pharmacist on duty will be held accountable for such a mistake.

1:16:31 PM (UTC-6): I told her it was me pulling the box out looking for

Levophed.

1:17:41 PM (UTC-6): I’m typing up my notice today. I’ll be done in 3 weeks.

Please call me before you call Lodl.

D. Interviews of Steven Brandenburg

Interviews by AAHS Investigators

26. On December 29, 2020 BRANDENBURG was telephonically

interviewed by AAHS Public Safety and Security Investigators and other AAHS

employees. The interview was conducted to gather information regarding a complaint

that the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine was left out of refrigeration.

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27. During this interview, BRANDENBURG advised investigators of the

following: Because he works third shift, the start of his shift is always very chaotic

with a lot to do and wrap up from the previous shift. He did remember going into the

refrigerated area to retrieve a different medication for a patient fill. He noticed that

a “returns bin” in that area was overflowing and some product had spilled out. He

removed the “returns bin” and other boxes around it to better organize the product

and then put everything back but must have missed/forgotten the box containing the

Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine.

28. BRANDENBURG stated he opened the box of vaccine while it was in

the refrigerator when it arrived in the pharmacy and reviewed the booklet inside.

BRANDENBURG stated that this booklet was essentially a general storage and

handling guide and spoke about the vaccine being mRNA based.

29. On December 30, 2020 BRANDENBURG was once again telephonically

interviewed by AAHS Public Safety and Security Investigators and other AAHS

employees.

30. During this second interview, BRANDENBURG admitted to

intentionally taking the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine box out of the pharmacy

refrigerator on two (2) occasions during two shifts—once on December 24, 2020 and

again on December 25, 2020. He could not recall how long he took the box out of the

refrigerator on December 24, 2020 before he placed it back into the refrigerator.

31. BRANDENBURG then explained that he believed the Moderna COVID-

19 Vaccine could hurt people and was not safe to administer.

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32. During the interview, BRANDENBURG stated he had sent several text

messages to Sticker regarding the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine incident, even though

he was instructed not to do so by AAHS.

Email Confession of BRANDENBURG

33. Subsequent to the interview with BRANDENBURG, on December 30,

2020 at 2:32 p.m., AAHS investigators received an email from

brandenburgsteven@yahoo.com. This message, reproduced below, confirmed that

BRANDENBURG had removed the box containing Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine from

refrigeration on two occasions, with the goal of rendering it inert.

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Interview of BRANDENBURG by Law Enforcement Officers

34. On December 31, 2020, BRANDENBURG was interviewed by the FBI

and Grafton Police Department at the BRANDENBURG Residence. The interview

was recorded by Grafton Police Department body camera.

35. In summary, not verbatim, BRANDENBURG provided the following

information: He stated that the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine was kept in a container

or box that had to be refrigerated. There were 57 vials of the vaccine in this container

in the refrigerator. Each vial contains 10 doses of the vaccine. He admitted that he

reads a lot of conspiracy theory books and admits he is a conspiracy theorist. He

stated that everything he has researched led him to believe that the vaccine was

unsafe for people and altered their DNA. He noted that on December 24, 2020, during

the course of his shift, he removed the container with the vaccine from the refrigerator

and placed it on the ground. He explained that he believed that once the temperature

was lowered in the vials, the contents of the vaccine in the vials would be diminished,

rendering the vaccine useless against the COVID-19 virus. BRANDENBURG

estimated that this box containing the vaccine remained outside the refrigerator for

approximately 3 hours that evening. He then placed the container back into the

refrigerator. On December 25, 2020, BRANDENBURG again removed the container

with the vaccine from the refrigerator and placed it on the ground, this time for

approximately 9 hours. BRANDENBURG told law enforcement that his pharmacy

technician/assistant (known to be Sarah Sticker) found the container with the vaccine

and put it back into the refrigerator. He stated that the technician notified their

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supervisor of the incident. BRANDENBURG told investigators that his supervisor

told him that the technician had reported the vaccine container being outside of the

refrigerator. BRANDENBURG told investigators that his attempt to destroy the

vaccine was a spontaneous act, and he wasn’t thinking straight due to what was going

on in his life. Investigators asked how this could be a spontaneous act when

BRANDENBURG did it two days in a row. BRANDENBURG did not have an answer.

He admitted that he was sorry and that he did not want to harm anyone.

BRANDENBURG noted that he has had an interest in conspiracy theories for the

past 7 years and was vocal at work about his beliefs. He told investigators that he

carries a concealed handgun on his person at times.

36. During the interview, BRANDENBURG stated that he conducts

internet research with both Subject Device 1 and Subject Device 2. BRANDENBURG

gave verbal and later written consent to the Grafton Police Department to search

Subject Device 1 and Subject Device 2, and he provided the passcode to both devices.

37. Located next to Subject Device 2 (the laptop) was Subject Device 3 (the

thumb drive). Grafton Police seized Subject Device 3 in the course of collecting

Subject Devices 1 and 2. I am aware, based on my training and experience, that

individuals will frequently use flash drives (like Subject Device 3) to save, store and

organize research materials collected using computers (including laptops, like

Subject Device 2).

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38. After the interview, the Subject Devices and several firearms were taken

by Grafton Police from the BRANDENBURG Residence. BRANDENBURG was

arrested on state charges and booked into the Ozaukee County Jail.

D. Interviews of AAHS Employees

39. On December 31, 2020, federal investigators telephonically interviewed

the AAHS investigator who interviewed BRANDENBURG, who confirmed

information provided above.

40. On January 2, 2020, federal investigators telephonically interviewed

AAHS’ vice-president in charge of pharmacy services, who explained the following.

The first shipment of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine was received by AAHS on

December 22, 2020, containing sixty (60) vials or six hundred (600) doses. On

December 23, 2020, thirty (30) doses (or three (3) vials) were used to immunize AAHS

staff. A vaccination clinic for the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine was planned for

December 26, 2020, prior to the discovery that the vaccine was left out on the night

of December 25 going into the morning of December 26, 2020. On December 26, 2020,

prior to the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine clinic, AAHS was made aware of the report

by Sticker that the vaccine was left out of the refrigerator. AAHS proceeded with

administering the vaccine at the previously scheduled clinic on December 26, 2020.

AAHS was under the impression that the vaccine was left out inadvertently for a

duration of time less than 12 hours, and they did not want the vaccines to be wasted.

41. The vaccination clinic on December 26, 2020 was held from

approximately 8:00 a.m. through 12:00 p.m. During the vaccination clinic, fifty-seven

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(57) patients / victims were given the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine that had been left

out of the refrigeration by BRANDENBURG.

42. The AAHS administrator advised that if AAHS had known the vaccine

was also removed from refrigeration on December 24, 2020, they would have not used

the vaccine.

III. FORENSIC REVIEW OF ELECTRONIC EVIDENCE

43. Based on my knowledge, training, and experience, I know that electronic

devices like the Subject Devices can store information for long periods of time. This

information can sometimes be recovered with forensics tools.

44. Forensic evidence. As further described in Attachment B, this

application seeks permission to locate not only electronically stored information that

might serve as direct evidence of the crimes described on the warrant, but also

forensic evidence that establishes how the Subject Devices were used, the purpose of

their use, who used them, and when. There is probable cause to believe that this

forensic electronic evidence might be on the Subject Devices because:

a. Data on the storage medium can provide evidence of a file that

was once on the storage medium but has since been deleted or edited, or of a deleted

portion of a file.

b. Forensic evidence on a device can also indicate who has used or

controlled the device. This “user attribution” evidence is analogous to the search for

“indicia of occupancy” while executing a search warrant at a residence.

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c. A person with appropriate familiarity with how an electronic

device works may, after examining this forensic evidence in its proper context, be able

to draw conclusions about how electronic devices were used, the purpose of their use,

who used them, and when.

d. The process of identifying the exact electronically stored

information on a storage medium that is necessary to draw an accurate conclusion is

a dynamic process. Electronic evidence is not always data that can be merely

reviewed by a review team and passed along to investigators. Whether data stored

on a computer is evidence may depend on other information stored on the computer

and the application of knowledge about how a computer behaves. Therefore,

contextual information necessary to understand other evidence also falls within the

scope of the warrant.

e. Further, in finding evidence of how a device was used, the purpose

of its use, who used it, and when, sometimes it is necessary to establish that a

particular thing is not present on a storage medium.

45. Nature of examination. Based on the foregoing, and consistent with

Rule 41(e)(2)(B), the warrant I am applying for would permit the examination of the

Subject Devices consistent with the warrant. The examination may require

authorities to employ techniques, including but not limited to computer-assisted

scans of the entire medium, that might expose many parts of the Subject Devices to

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human inspection in order to determine whether it is evidence described by the

warrant.

IV. CONCLUSION

46. Based on the above information, I respectfully submit that there is

probable cause to believe that BRANDENBURG has violated Title 18, United States

Code, Section 1365 (tampering with consumer products) by removing Moderna

COVID-19 Vaccine from the required refrigerated storage, in an effort to make that

same vaccine ineffective. I further respectfully submit that evidence of these

violations is likely to be found on the Subject Devices, given the confession

BRANDENBURG sent; BRANDENBURG’s admission to using Subject Devices 1 and

2 in relation to the beliefs that ostensibly motivated his tampering with the Moderna

COVID-19 Vaccine; and my training and experience with respect to the usual use of

devices like Subject Device 3.

47. Because the Subject Devices are currently located at the Grafton Police

Department, reasonable cause exists to permit the execution of the requested warrant

at any time day or night.

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ATTACHMENT A

The property to be searched are the three electronic devices enumerated below

and currently located at Grafton Police Department, 1981 Washington St. Grafton,

Wisconsin (collectively, the “Subject Devices”):

a. Red iPhone, serial number FFWCV6M5PLJP, telephone number


262-483-1388, IMEI number 356466104270163 (“Subject Device 1”);

b. Silver HP Laptop 17-X010DS, Serial Number 8CG6202WYN


(“Subject Device 2”); and

c. Orange 1GB Dane-Elec thumb drive (“Subject Device 3”).

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ATTACHMENT B

1. All records on the Subject Devices described in Attachment A that relate

to violations of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1365 (tampering), including:

a. Any communications or records related to the Moderna COVID-19

Vaccine, including information concerning sources, ingredients,

formulas, packaging, or labeling for the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine;

b. Any browser or other internet activity or browsing history concerning

the coronavirus or vaccines;

c. Any information concerning the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine;

d. Any and all communications and records related to the manufacturing,

distribution, or holding of any drugs or vaccines, including the Moderna

COVID-19 Vaccine.

2. Evidence of user attribution showing who used or owned the Subject

Devices at the time the evidence described in this warrant was created, edited, or

deleted, such as logs, phonebooks, saved usernames and passwords, documents, and

browsing history.

3. Passwords, encryption keys, and other access that may be necessary to

access the imaging of the Subject Devices.

4. Records of or information about the Subject Devices’ Internet activity,

including records of Internet Protocol addresses used and records of Internet activity,

including firewall logs, caches, browser history and cookies, “bookmarked” or

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“favorite” web pages, search terms that the user entered into any Internet search

engine, and records of user-typed web addresses.

As used above, the terms “records” and “information” include all of the

foregoing items of evidence in whatever form and by whatever means they may have

been created or stored, including any form of computer or electronic storage (such as

flash memory or other media that can store data) and any photographic form.

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(identify the person or describe the property to be searched and give its location):
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I find that the affidavit(s), or any recorded testimony, establish probable cause to search and seize the person or property
described above, and that such search will reveal (identify the person or describe the property to be seized):
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person from whom, or from whose premises, the property was taken, or leave the copy and receipt at the place where the
property was taken.
The officer executing this warrant, or an officer present during the execution of the warrant, must prepare an inventory
as required by law and promptly return this warrant and inventory to Hon. William Duffin .
(United States Magistrate Judge)

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Printed name and title
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Return
Case No.: Date and time warrant executed: Copy of warrant and inventory left with:

Inventory made in the presence of :

Inventory of the property taken and name V of any person(s) seized:

Certification

I declare under penalty of perjury that this inventory is correct and was returned along with the original warrant to the
designated judge.

Date:
Executing officer’s signature

Printed name and title

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ATTACHMENT A

The property to be searched are the three electronic devices enumerated below

and currently located at Grafton Police Department, 1981 Washington St. Grafton,

Wisconsin (collectively, the “Subject Devices”):

a. Red iPhone, serial number FFWCV6M5PLJP, telephone number


262-483-1388, IMEI number 356466104270163 (“Subject Device 1”);

b. Silver HP Laptop 17-X010DS, Serial Number 8CG6202WYN


(“Subject Device 2”); and

c. Orange 1GB Dane-Elec thumb drive (“Subject Device 3”).

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ATTACHMENT B

1. All records on the Subject Devices described in Attachment A that relate

to violations of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1365 (tampering), including:

a. Any communications or records related to the Moderna COVID-19

Vaccine, including information concerning sources, ingredients,

formulas, packaging, or labeling for the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine;

b. Any browser or other internet activity or browsing history concerning

the coronavirus or vaccines;

c. Any information concerning the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine;

d. Any and all communications and records related to the manufacturing,

distribution, or holding of any drugs or vaccines, including the Moderna

COVID-19 Vaccine.

2. Evidence of user attribution showing who used or owned the Subject

Devices at the time the evidence described in this warrant was created, edited, or

deleted, such as logs, phonebooks, saved usernames and passwords, documents, and

browsing history.

3. Passwords, encryption keys, and other access that may be necessary to

access the imaging of the Subject Devices.

4. Records of or information about the Subject Devices’ Internet activity,

including records of Internet Protocol addresses used and records of Internet activity,

including firewall logs, caches, browser history and cookies, “bookmarked” or

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“favorite” web pages, search terms that the user entered into any Internet search

engine, and records of user-typed web addresses.

As used above, the terms “records” and “information” include all of the

foregoing items of evidence in whatever form and by whatever means they may have

been created or stored, including any form of computer or electronic storage (such as

flash memory or other media that can store data) and any photographic form.

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