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I've been (wire) tapped!

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by JayFarrar, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    While on vacation last week, a letter came from the U.S. Attorney's office that I just saw today.

    As part of their investigation into mafia wrongdoings and other assorted criminal activity. Phones call from my phone to phone that was tapped were intercepted.

    And, I guess, because of First Amendment issues (?) the paper was notified.

    Thoughts, questions or comments please
  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I hope your bookie stays out of jail.
  3. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Your work phone or personal phone? Does your paper have a legal department? If so, speak to them immediately.
  4. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    Yes we do on the legal department and it says calls to the person's cell phone who is under investigation.
    Any calls into that number, for around three months, would have been tapped.
    I know I talked to that person on at least my office phone and, I think, my cellphone as well.
  5. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    There's nothing to freak out about.

    This is standard. Once the investigation is over, they're required by law to inform you that you were picked up on a wiretap.

    Jay, did the target get arrested?
  6. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    You should be OK but talk to legal ASAP. They need to know this.
  7. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Did you call legal?

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  8. jlee

    jlee Well-Known Member

    Who were the feds after? Did he/she have an anus?
  9. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

  10. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    Slaps, jlee is recounting my epic tale of the girl I knew who doesn't have an asshole. I hope.
    And publisher notified, legal department advised.
    The feds say it is standard practice and also they are legally required to notify anyone who has caught on the other end of the wiretap.
    Like I told the U.S. Attorney, the letter was dated on my birthday and it made for one awesome, but late, present.
  11. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    I work with someone who surely has double the anus of a normal person. Perhaps they could be an anus donor.
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