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Chesapeake Beach councilman receives probation for illegal wiretapping (access required)

A Chesapeake Beach Town Council member received probation before judgment Tuesday after entering an Alford plea to illegal wiretapping. Stewart Cumbo, a former Maryland State Police officer, made around 275 recordings of phone calls without informing his interlocutors that they were being ...

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Student receives probation for unlawful recording of Harris staffer (access required)

A Salisbury University student and political activist pleaded guilty Friday to illegal wiretapping of a congressional staffer and received probation before judgment as part of a pre-indictment agreement. Jake Burdett, 21, was ordered to complete 100 hours of community service ...

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Student activist charged with illegally livestreaming Harris staffer (access required)

A Salisbury University student and political activist is facing wiretapping charges for allegedly livestreaming a meeting with a staffer for Rep. Andy Harris last year after being told not to record. Jake Burdett, 20, is charged with illegal recording and ...

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Md. high court rules recording of call unlawful, overturns child-abuse conviction (access required)

Maryland’s top court has overturned a man’s conviction for child sexual abuse, saying his incriminating statements via telephone to his now-adult victim were recorded without the “supervision” of a police officer, in violation of state law, and thus should not have been admitted at trial.

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