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An NYC Prosecutor Illegally Wiretapped Her Crush, And Now She's In Big Trouble

Drama isn't just for lovestruck teenagers. One New York City prosecutor is in trouble for allegedly wiretapping her love interest. According to the New York Times, Tara Lenich has been fired and taken into custody on Monday.

Investigators allege that the 41-year-old conducted illegal surveillance on a detective that she had romantic interest in. It was described as “a personal entanglement between her and the detective." 

The Brooklyn prosecutor allegedly forged judges’ signatures so she could eavesdrop on the unnamed detective for about a year. She also lied by telling her colleagues that she was spearheading a special investigation and she needed the wiretap.

Lenich was arraigned on Monday night and has been released on $25,000 bail.

A spokesman at the district attorney’s office says that a comprehensive review has been ordered "to make sure that this abuse of authority never happens again.” Due to a conflict of interest, the office will not prosecute the case. Instead, officials are speaking with federal authorities to take over.

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