Hundreds of law enforcement officials and New York City employees whose phone conversations were picked up on a former Brooklyn prosecutor’s illegal wiretaps may be entitled to thousands of dollars in damages, attorneys have alleged in a proposed class action filed in federal court.
Tara Lenich, who worked as deputy bureau chief in charge of investigations for the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office, was sentenced in February to one year in prison after admitting that she forged judges’ signatures to obtain wiretap orders to listen in on the phone conversations of a fellow prosecutor and a New York City police detective for a period of about 18 months.
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