A top official at a New Jersey jail has been convicted of illegal wiretapping.
Hudson County Correctional Facility Deputy Director Kirk Eady was convicted Friday of the only charge he faced.
Authorities say he used a website to intercept and record at least a dozen telephone calls of other employees and another person who were critical of his work performance.
The 46-year-old Eady, of East Brunswick, scheduled to be sentenced on July 8. He faces up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.
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His lawyer has asked a judge to rule that Eady was actually a party to the phone calls and not breaking the law.