NACDL - Is Title III Dead? The Future of Wiretap Challenges in the Wake of Rajaratnam

Is Title III Dead? The Future of Wiretap Challenges in the Wake of Rajaratnam

The recent insider trading prosecution of hedge fund titan Raj Rajaratnam raised many eyebrows in the white collar defense bar for its reliance on wiretap evidence. Though Title III permits the government to seek court authorization to eavesdrop in most white collar investigations, prosecutors have traditionally reserved wiretaps for large conspiracy cases involving drugs, weapons, extortion, and organized crime.