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NSA Surveillance in Las Vegas for Extortion
May 17, 2007 1:20 PM   Subscribe

Was there a story a year or two back about Patriot Act/NSA/FBI surveillance in Las Vegas being used for extortion against a casino? I distinctly remember something about it but can't find anything.
posted by destro to Law & Government (4 answers total)
 
A recent Frontline episode detailed the FBI requesting 2 weeks worth of hotel/casino records during a false terrorist scare in 2003. I don't think it directly related to extortion, but it may be related.
posted by rabbitsnake at 3:19 PM on May 17, 2007


This was on this week's Frontline. You might get lucky if your local PBS station is replaying Frontline in the next few days.
posted by tayknight at 3:32 PM on May 17, 2007


This was on this week's Frontline. You might get lucky if your local PBS station is replaying Frontline in the next few days.

Or you could watch the entire episode on line.

I grabbed it from a D-Beta this week so it's extra sharp!
posted by Mayor Curley at 3:41 PM on May 17, 2007


I saw the episode, which got me thinking about the topic, but they stopped short of mentioning this story. More the reason why I want to find it.

and i just found it: http://www.lasvegassun.com/sunbin/stories/nevada/2003/nov/04/110410819.html

Was a strip club, not a casino. and not exactly extortion. sorry for the flawed memory.
posted by destro at 4:30 PM on May 17, 2007


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