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Aaron Hernandez files lawsuit against phone company over hacked prison calls

December 1, 2016  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Aaron Hernandez files lawsuit against phone company over hacked prison calls

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Aaron Hernandez, the former New England Patriots football player, turned convicted killer, has sued a phone company that records prison calls after an unidentified individual allegedly listened in on his phone conversations.

The suit filed in Boston federal court charges Dallas-based Securus Technologies Inc. with the invasion of privacy, negligence, and breach of contract.

It orders that Securus provide a description of how the conversations were obtained, how many were heard, and who listened.

The lawsuit alleges that the company’s “electronic database” was hacked and that “an unauthorized party obtained improper access” to the football players phone calls, The Boston Globe reported.

The calls were compromised back in 2014 while Aaron Hernandez was in jail in Boston awaiting trial for the murder of Odin Lloyd, the boyfriend of his fiancee’s sister.

Hernandez was found guilty and was sentenced to life behind bars without the possibility of parole, and is now awaiting trial in the double homicide of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado which occurred back in 2012.

The Suffolk Sheriff’s Department, which manages the jail, has verified that the calls were indeed hacked.

Securus logs all calls going in and out of the prison, except for those shielded by attorney-client privilege. It has since toughened its security.

Leonard Freiman, Securus’ attorney, told the Boston Herald that the company intends to respond to the lawsuit and will maintain all potentially relevant information.

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