“Between approximately 2015 and 2016, while I was working at the Kings County District Attorney’s office here in Brooklyn, I intentionally forged court orders that allowed me to wiretap cellphones for two different people,” Ms. Lenich said at a brief plea hearing Monday in Federal District Court in Brooklyn. She added that she knew this conduct was illegal and, breaking down into muffled sobs, said that she was sorry for her actions.
Yes, you did read that correctly: she worked for the DA. Specifically, she was a prosecutor. “…Ms. Lenich was a rising star who specialized in using secret surveillance to take down violent street gangs and drug organizations.”
She also apparently had a complicated personal life. Which would be her business under ordinary circumstances, but…
According to the indictment, she also gave false grand jury subpoenas to the phone providers of her targets (who have not been publicly named) to determine whom they had been calling. At her hearing, Ms. Lenich admitted to using a computer to monitor the phones. She covered her tracks, the indictment said, by lying to fellow prosecutors in the unit she helped to run, telling them she was conducting her own confidential investigation and was the only person who could have access to the wiretaps.