"I don't see it as an issue for the case." Attorneys who represent other defendants caught by the task force say Kibler should not have been prosecuted.
On principle, they argue, a sworn affidavit can't contain lies.
"No lawyer that I know of is against that at all, stopping a bad situation involving children. They are trained to make the best cases in the world and the strongest cases in the world.
If proven, that information would have been removed and a judge would decide if any other piece of the warrant could still be used to justify a search and eventual arrest.
"That warrant would clearly be bad," Zimmerman said of the Kibler case.
The information is more pertinent in the federal investigation into Hillman.
"While it will certainly be an issue for him if he did not appropriately disclose info or has done other things that have been alleged, that will be an issue for Hillman," Scroggins said.
The FBI suspended Hillman after his alleged mistress, Angela Russell, said she chatted online with suspects undercover as part of the investigations. I hope he feels like they were." On Wednesday, Franklin declined to say when that conversation took place.
When David Scroggins, a Rossville detective and a member of the task force, applied for a search warrant in Cobb County Superior Court in October 2012, he did not mention Russell. However, in a recorded conversation with Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney Herbert "Buzz" Franklin, Russell said she chatted with a target from the Atlanta area who admitted to molesting two girls. He said he could not comment because that information is part of the federal investigation into Hillman's actions.
But a witness said a woman who was neither a trained investigator nor a sworn officer actually chatted with Kibler and then coached Hillman on what to say in the affidavit.
Information about the affidavit came to light as the U. Department of Justice investigates Hillman, the FBI special agent who used to be in charge of the local "To Catch a Predator"-style task force.
But some legal scholars suggest Kibler's case will stand, that the contents of the affidavit don't matter.