Aggressive Wiretap Affirmed With Little Fanfare

Law360, New York (February 20, 2013, 12:33 PM EST) -- On Jan. 8, 2013, in a surprisingly quiet summary order, the Second Circuit upheld the judgment of conviction of James Fleishman, who was convicted for conspiracy to commit securities fraud and wire fraud based in part on a “trunk line” wiretap. United States v. Fleishman, Summary Order, No. 12-94-cr (2d Cir. Jan. 8, 2013).

The wiretap order was aggressive and unique. It captured 104 different PIN numbers of a third-party conference call line housed in Las Vegas. Wiretapping such a large number of users was not...
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