AP sources: Feds wiretap former DEA supervisor in leak probe

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JOSHUA GOODMAN and JIM MUSTIAN Associated Press MIAMI (AP) — Federal investigators took the unusual step of wiretapping a retired supervisor in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's Miami office as part of an inquiry into whether sensitive case information was leaked to attorneys for suspected drug traffickers in Colombia, current and former law enforcement officials told The Associated Press. The inquiry comes amid a string of DEA scandals and has sent a chill through South Florida's close-knit, fiercely competitive narco-defense circles because of former supervisor Manny Recio's strong ties to federal law enforcement and private-sector lawyers. The FBI wiretapped Recio for at least three months last year while he worked in his post-retirement job as a private investigator for
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