Feb 242016
 February 24, 2016  Court, Surveillance, U.S.

Brett Kelman and Brad Heath, The Desert Sun and USA TODAY report:

A massive eavesdropping operation that federal drug agents ran out of Riverside County is facing its first significant legal challenge, with defense attorneys charging in a new court filing that authorities here approved “illegal wiretaps with astounding frequency.”

The defense lawyers have asked a federal judge in Kentucky to throw out wiretaps used to catch an accused marijuana trafficker. The request follows an investigation last year by USA TODAY and The Desert Sun that exposed how the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration had quietly turned the county into the nation’s wiretap capital, using legally questionable wiretaps to make hundreds of arrests.

Read more on The Desert Sun.

Thanks to Joe Cadillic for this link.

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