Mercurio’s answer raises questions about whether the Justice Department misled a federal judge to get a wiretap… Judges will not grant wiretaps if they know authorities have investigative alternatives, such as informers. “It is an important part of a mosaic that were going to build to argue that there has been outrageous government misconduct in this case and ask for a retrial,” defense attorney John Mitchell said. Salemme’s lawyers say they’ll ask that the wiretaps be thrown out. If the judge agrees, the case against Salemme… could be in jeopardy. Judge says government’s credibility is at stake.CNN Boston: “Reputed Mobsters Admission May Cause Case To Crumble;”

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