Monday, October 15, 2007

Law Firm Believes Phone Lines Tapped By Feds

This article, from the Burlington (Vermont) Free Press describes a law firm which defends clients currently held in Gitmo, and which believes its phone lines are being tapped and attorney-client communications compromised. The firm...

"that represents clients at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and in Afghanistan is warning its Vermont clients that it believes the federal government has been monitoring its phones and computer system... “Although our investigation is not complete, we are quite confident that it is the United States government that has been doing the phone tapping and computer hacking,” said the letter."

The lawyer who is interviewed goes on to say that the cause "could be a routine infection introduced into the machine by e-mail" but that "Given the phone situation, a number of another anomalies we’ve observed over time... we think we have legitimate cause for concern."

Here's the problem in a nutshell:

"Gensburg represents a client in Afghanistan as well as one of the prisoners held by the United States in Guantanamo Bay."

(h/t The Next Hurrah)

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