Monday, April 13, 2009

Candidate's Husband Arrested for Wiretapping


POCOMOKE CITY, Md. (WBOC) - The husband of a candidate for a council seat in Pocomoke's election, says he has been arrested for wiretapping.
William "Billy" Burke, the husband of candidate Stephanie Burke, says police arrested him last night.
According to court documents, Burke was arrested for a wiretapping charge on March 27. Burke says he's accused of recording the mayor of Pocomoke on the front steps of city hall.
Pocomoke Mayor Michael A. McDermott released a press release saying, "I was informed by the Office of the Worcester County State's Attorney that I was a victim in a case involving an alleged illegal wire tap. I have been advised by the State Attorney's Office to not discuss this ongoing legal matter and to refer any inquiries regarding this legal matter to the Office of State's Attorney Joel Todd."

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