Attorney-Client Privilege? Attorney Recorded Talks with Jailed Defendant

A Defendant’s former defense attorney appeared in federal court last week to explain why he recorded over 60 conversations with the Defendant in jail. Attorney Terry Haddock was working with the government while he represented Shannon Williams. During the course of representation, Haddock wore a wire while visiting Williams in jail. On the recordings, Williams talks about future movements of drugs and money. 

The recordings are now being used as evidence against Williams in federal court. His current defense attorneys, however, are saying the recordings were all privileged conversations. The government, however, is claiming that Haddock volunteered at first, and was only paid months after he started recording the conversations.

Informant lawyer: ‘I had to do it’ | Omaha World-Herald

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