‘The Wichita Eagle’ files motion in wiretapping investigation

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) A Wichita newspaper wants to know why the FBI had wiretaps on a Wichita businessman, local lawmakers, and other citizens.

Eyewitness News obtained the federal court motion filed by The Wichita Eagle two weeks ago. On Tuesday, the government responded to the filing telling paper releasing the wiretap information jeopardizes its investigation.

As we’ve reported, the FBI had wiretaps on phones for the following people – Brandon Steven, Rodney Steven, Michael O’Donnell, Daven Flax and Danny Chapman.

We don’t yet know why, although Brandon Steven told the Eagle he believed he was the target of the FBI inquiry, possibly related to his poker playing and a bid for a casino.

The Eagle filed the motion to get the government to explain why it wiretapped those phones.


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