Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s charging of two attorneys over alleged violations of the Wiretap Act on Monday could be a wake-up call for attorneys in an era when recording conversations has never been easier.

On Monday, Beaver County attorney Gerald V. Benyo and attorney Stanley T. Booker of Lawrence County were both charged with two counts of unauthorized interception, disclosure or use of a wire, electronics or oral communication under the Pennsylvania Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Control Act. In both cases, the attorneys are accused of using illegally obtained recordings in court proceedings.

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