- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 15, 2014

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say the deputy director of the Hudson County jail used a website to illegally wiretap some of his fellow employees.

Kirk Eady turned himself in Wednesday and was due to make his initial court appearance later in the day. He could face five years in prison if convicted.

The 45-year-old East Brunswick man is charged with intentionally intercepting the wire, oral or electronic communications of others.

Prosecutors say that between March and July 2012, Eady used a publically available website to place telephone calls to four Hudson County jail employees. The website allowed Eady to conceal the telephone numbers from where the calls originated and also call and record two people simultaneously.

The site also made it appear that those people, and not Eady, originated the call.

Eady recorded these telephone conversations and did not inform the Hudson County Correctional Center employees that he was recording them, prosecutors said. They also claim Eady admitted to a cooperating witness that he had recorded conversations with three employees.

It was not known if Eady had retained an attorney.

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