August 14, 2012
[…] Adam “Ademo” Mueller, a founding member of a police accountability blog called CopBlock.org, was found guilty in Hillsborough County Superior Court to three counts of illegal wiretapping, according to the New Hampshire Union Leader.
He was charged with illegally recording phone conversations with a Manchester police captain, and the principal and a secretary of Manchester High School without their consent.
Mueller, who represented himself at his trial, argued that the wiretapping law should not apply to recording public officials.
“I know I didn’t cause them any harm — physical or otherwise,” Mueller told jurors, stressing he called them while they were at their public jobs.
He was given a sentence of one to three years with all but 90 days suspended on one of the illegal wiretapping counts. For the other two counts, he received suspended sentences of one to three years but is required to attend counseling and stay out of trouble.