“What we believed is that the judge authorized prosecutors to spy on the defense team,” Parlatore said. “Now looking at things, it appears that prosecutors may have lied to the judge and that he didn’t authorize it and he didn’t know what they were really doing.”
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Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher’s trial was delayed Wednesday to allow an investigation into the prosecution’s use of malware to spy on several parties associated with the defense.
Malware was discovered weeks earlier embedded in a logo just above lead prosecutor Cmdr. Christopher Czaplak’s signature on several emails that went to military and civilian defense attorneys for both Gallagher and his supervisor, Lt. Jacob Portier, as well as Navy Times editor Carl Prine.
Czaplak’s office admitted to placing the malware, arguing that it was intended to discover who had leaked information about the case to Prine, who had broken several stories containing information that the court had ordered not to be released to the media.
Upon further investigation into the malware, however, an Air Force information security team determined that it was actually a “splunk tool” designed to give the sender access not just to communications, which likely would have been enough to uncover any potential leaks, but to the recipient’s entire computer and all files on that computer. more here