Wife Violated Wiretap Act With Email Snooping, Jury Told

By Diana Novak Jones (August 1, 2017, 8:02 PM EDT) -- A wife who allegedly read her husband's email for years violated the federal Wiretap Act while trying to gain leverage over him during their divorce, counsel for the husband told an Illinois federal jury Tuesday.

In opening arguments on the first day of trial in Barry Epstein's lawsuit against his now ex-wife Paula Epstein, Barry's attorney, Nejla Lane of Lane Keyfli Law Ltd., told jurors Paula set Barry's email to auto-forward to her account in violation of the Wiretap Act and the Stored Communications Act, among other statutes.

Barry didn't know his email was being read until the divorce was underway,...

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