Student is charged with illegal wiretapping after ‘he livestreamed chat with Congressman’s aide’


A student has been charged with illegal wiretapping after he allegedly livestreamed a conversation with a Maryland congressman’s aide on Facebook.

Jake Burdett, 20, is accused of recording the staffer and distributing the footage without their consent.

State Prosecutor Emmet Davitt announced the charge against the Salisbury University student Thursday.

Prosecutors say Burdett, an advocate for Maryland Marijuana Justice, took part in a rally in front of Rep. Andy Harris’ office in Salisbury in October. He and others then met with a member of the congressman’s staff in his office.

Harris’ staff told the group not to record the meeting, citing office

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