FBI accused of planting hidden microphones around Bay Area to nab real estate investors

Trying to gather more evidence of bid rigging at foreclosure auctions

Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation reportedly planted hidden microphones in and around the San Francisco Bay Area as part of an effort to catch several real estate investors suspected of bid rigging at local foreclosure auctions, according San Francisco’s CBS KPIX 5 and the Daily Caller.

Both reports state that between March 2010 and January 2011, the FBI allegedly placed hidden microphones inside light fixtures, at a bus stop and in other locations around an Oakland courthouse without a warrant to obtain more evidence of fixing foreclosure auctions.

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