LACo Sheriff's Employee Charged with Illegally Recording Conversations

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department civilian employee was scheduled to be arraigned later this month on felony charges of illegally recording colleagues' conversations without their permission.

Meghan Capone, 43, is charged with two counts of eavesdropping on confidential communications, according to the District Attorney's Office.

According to prosecutors, the alleged illicit recordings were made between March 2 and June 1 of 2021. She allegedly used a small voice-activated audio recording device that was plugged into her work computer to record conversations by colleagues in the department's Body Work Camera Unit.

An external storage device was also allegedly connected to her work computer, and it contained audio files of conversations between "her superiors and their legal team," according to the District Attorney's Office.

She could face up to three years and eight months in prison if convicted as charged, prosecutors said. She is scheduled to be arraigned on the charges on Sept. 28 in downtown Los Angeles.

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