Don't worry too much about your phone being tapped since the smart guys in Washington didn't get around to pay the phone bill.
This was discovered during a routine audit
. Other quirky facts revealed included an FBI agent who was embezzling money used to pay for wiretaps to pay his [or her] personal bills.
It was also learned that many bills in covert operations often get paid for with money orders, so no one can trace the comings and goings of money in a bank account. Auditors indicated they thought the FBI's payment methods were lacking. [Fanch that, would you
For security purposes the cities where the wiretaps were turned off due to unpaid bills - did not get reported.
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