Mobster Gambling

NEWARK, New Jersey –- As reported by the Associated Press: “A federal judge yesterday agreed to hear in private details about how the FBI bugged the computer of the son of jailed mobster Nicky Scarfo.

”U.S. District Judge Nicholas H. Politan said the closed session, which would take place without the defense, would allow him to determine if the key logger system is properly classified as secret and if disclosure would threaten national security, as the government maintains.

”The key logger, used to crack an encryption program on the computer of Nicodemo S. Scarfo Jr., an accused bookie, has brought a routine gambling case to the forefront of concerns over computer privacy and government intrusion.

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