wiretapping

The state’s top law enforcement official, Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley says when it comes to communications technology criminals have the upper hand because the state’s current wiretap law has not been upgraded since 1968.

New York's top court says prosecutors can use wiretap evidence even when they fail to comply with the state law requiring disclosure to their targets within 90 days after the eavesdropping warrant expires. WAMC's Dave Lucas has details…

The Court of Appeals says Manhattan prosecutors violated the statute following the July 2005 investigation of Rafael Rodriguez, later convicted of drug offenses. The general penalty for a violation is suppression of the wiretap evidence.