City Offers To Pay $5.5 Million To Settle Illegal Wiretapping Suits

Kristie Keleshian
February 15, 2020 - 3:17 pm
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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – New York City is offering to pay millions of dollars to settle lawsuits over a former assistant district attorney who illegally wiretapped her ex.

Former Brooklyn Assistant District Attorney Tara Lenich reportedly tried spying on her ex-boyfriend, NYPD Det. Jarrett Lemieux, by abusing her access to wiretapping.

The City said it’s now offering to pay a combined $5.5 million to settle the lawsuit over it.

Among the payout, $1.4 million is proposed for a former colleague who was wiretapped. Another $950,000 would go to Lemieux. The rest of the money would be paid to others who may have been impacted by the wiretapping.

Lenich was sentenced to one year and one day in federal prison for the illegal wiretapping.