2008 Wiretap Report:
The latest annual report on the scope and nature of government wiretapping in criminal cases under the Wiretap Act is here. As always, the overwhelming majority of federal and state wiretaps were for cell phones in drug cases. The overall number of taps were down from last year, although last year the numbers were unusually high. The average cost of wiretaps remained steady overall, at $40,000 to $70,000 (the averages for state and federal wiretaps, respectively). See the report for the details.