Palm Beach County Backs Off Dubious Wiretapping Case

Prosecutor admitted original charges were politically motivated


A former Palm Beach County sheriff's deputy who runs a website critical of his former employer was accused of illegal wiretapping after he uploaded a video that showed the sheriff in an unfavorable light.

Fortunately, the Palm Beach County State Attorney's Office chose not to prosecute Mark Dougan, a longtime Photography is Not a Crime reader who runs PBSOTalk.com, avoiding a trial that it would have surely lost.