Attorney General Laxalt Announces Successful Appeal in Wiretapping Case

February 20, 2015

Las Vegas, NV – Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt announces that last week the Nevada Supreme Court reinstated a felony wiretapping charge against indicted Taxicab Authority Officer Joseph Morgan, 29, of Las Vegas. The case stems from accusations that Morgan illegally recorded a private conversation between supervisors in his workplace.

    “The law is not tolerant of individuals who illegally record conversations without consent,” said Laxalt. “This office does not take the invasion of privacy lightly.”

      District Court Judge Jessie Walsh had previously dismissed the felony charge of interception of wire communication. In an order released last week, the Nevada Supreme Court found that Morgan should stand trial on that charge. Morgan also faces a felony charge of unauthorized surreptitious intrusion of privacy by listening device.

        A trial date has not been set. Morgan is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

          To view the indictment, click here.