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On Monday, a former county prosecutor based in Brooklyn, New York, formally pleaded guilty to orchestrating an extensive illegal wiretapping scheme.
By her own admission, while she still served as deputy chief of the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Violent Criminal Enterprises Bureau, Tara Lenich forged a judge’s signatures to fraudulently authorize wiretaps on the phone of a police detective that she was having an affair with, as well as one of her own co-workers.
“Between approximately 2015 and 2016, while I was working at the Kings County District Attorney’s office here in Brooklyn, I intentionally forged court orders that allowed me to wiretap cellphones for two different people,” Lenich said, according to The New York Times.

Between “muffled sobs,” Lenich said she knew that this was illegal, and she apologized.
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