Wiretaps up nationally, but seldom used in SD
While the use of wiretaps by federal and state authorities grew by 5 percent in 2013 according to a new report, the surveillance method is not favored in South Dakota and Northern Plains States.
According to the federal 2013 Wiretap Report, as of Dec. 31, 709 persons had been convicted as a result of authorized interceptions, up 56 percent from 2012.
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