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Terrorism Prosecutions Lag Behind Increases in Surveillance of Americans

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The secret wiretapping and review of financial records of Americans continues to increase as federal officials aggressively exercise new authority given them after the 9/11 attacks, the Los Angeles Times reported. At the same time, fewer prosecutions for terrorism are ending up in court, an indication of the effectiveness of the secret sleuthing. The disparity has prompted some members of Congress to criticize the FBI for being far behind in making needed internal changes. (5/12/08)