Jail Employee Wiretaps Co-Workers: Prosecutors

The deputy director of the Hudson County jail has been indicted on charges that he used a website to illegally wiretap some of his fellow employees.

Kirk Eady is charged with intentionally intercepting the wire, oral or electronic communications of others. The indictment was handed up Monday by a federal grand jury.

Prosecutors say that between March and July 2012, the 46-year-old East Brunswick man used a publicly available website to place telephone calls to four Hudson County jail employees. The website allowed Eady to conceal the telephone numbers from where the calls originated and also call and record two people simultaneously.

The site also made it appear that those people, and not Eady, originated the call.

Eady recorded these telephone conversations and did not inform the Hudson County Correctional Center employees that he was recording them, prosecutors said. They also claim Eady admitted to a cooperating witness that he had recorded conversations with three employees.

Eady faces up to five years in prison if he's convicted.

A telephone number for Eady could not be located Monday.

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