Scott Sippola's lawyers accused federal agents of intentionally losing or destroying the photos "in bad faith" and asked a judge in Marquette federal court to dismiss the charges, The New York Post reported, citing documents obtained by The Smoking Gun.
Prosecutors say Sippola and his girlfriend, co-defendant Allison Coss, never had the photos to begin with.
The pair were arrested in December and charged with interstate conspiracy to extort money. They head to trial July 12.
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