Wiretapping For Beginners

Law360, New York (February 10, 2011, 6:04 PM EST) -- Much attention has been focused of late on the government’s recent use of wiretaps in high-profile insider-trading and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act cases. Some observers might be forgiven for wondering what is the big deal.

Wiretaps have been employed so often by prosecutors that they have become a frequent subject of pop culture.[1] The government used the same law and the same procedures in these while collar cases that it has used for years to build cases against terrorists, mobsters and drug dealers.

But if nothing...
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